Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday. They currently have $84.00 price target on the financial services provider’s stock, up from their previous price target of $76.00.

Other research analysts have also issued research reports about the company. Morgan Stanley reissued a buy rating and issued a $83.00 target price on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research report on Wednesday, August 17th. DA Davidson reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, August 16th. Credit Agricole SA raised their price objective on Capital One Financial Corp. from $83.00 to $86.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Friday, September 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Capital One Financial Corp. from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 27th. Finally, Nomura reaffirmed a hold rating and set a $72.00 price objective on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research report on Thursday, September 22nd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Capital One Financial Corp. presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $79.31.

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) opened at 80.835 on Monday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $74.36 and its 200 day moving average price is $70.10. Capital One Financial Corp. has a 12 month low of $58.03 and a 12 month high of $83.82. The stock has a market cap of $40.51 billion, a PE ratio of 11.551 and a beta of 1.21.

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $2.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.94 by $0.09. Capital One Financial Corp. had a return on equity of 8.44% and a net margin of 14.37%. The firm earned $6.46 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $432.47 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $2.10 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that Capital One Financial Corp. will post $7.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 25th. Investors of record on Monday, November 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.99%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 9th. Capital One Financial Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is currently 22.82%.

In other Capital One Financial Corp. news, CEO Richard D. Fairbank sold 4,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.12, for a total value of $323,016.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 2,597,316 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $195,110,377.92. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Richard D. Fairbank sold 873,024 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $77.63, for a total transaction of $67,772,853.12. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 2,809,767 shares in the company, valued at approximately $218,122,212.21. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.94% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. by 70.0% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,700 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC increased its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. by 178.0% in the third quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 1,982 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $142,000 after buying an additional 1,269 shares during the last quarter. SRB Corp increased its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. by 14.2% in the third quarter. SRB Corp now owns 2,285 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $164,000 after buying an additional 284 shares during the last quarter. NCM Capital Management Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. by 13.5% in the third quarter. NCM Capital Management Group Inc. now owns 2,525 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $181,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Highlander Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. by 420.0% in the third quarter. Highlander Capital Management LLC now owns 2,600 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $187,000 after buying an additional 2,100 shares during the last quarter. 92.71% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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