Investors bought shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) on weakness during trading on Tuesday following insider selling activity. $91.31 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $78.56 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $12.75 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Capital One Financial Corp. had the 23rd highest net in-flow for the day. Capital One Financial Corp. traded down ($1.61) for the day and closed at $82.15Specifically, 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 transaction of $323,016.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 2,597,316 shares in the company, valued at approximately $195,110,377.92. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Richard D. Fairbank sold 265,914 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.16, for a total transaction of $19,986,096.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 1.94% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have commented on COF. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $69.00 target price on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research note on Monday, July 25th. Rafferty Capital Markets downgraded shares of Capital One Financial Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 25th. Credit Suisse Group AG restated a “hold” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research note on Friday, September 16th. Morgan Stanley restated a “buy” rating and issued a $83.00 target price on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, August 17th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Capital One Financial Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 27th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $79.31.

The company has a market cap of $40.20 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.46 and a beta of 1.21. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $74.36 and its 200 day moving average is $70.09.

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

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

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of COF. Advisory Services Network LLC increased its stake in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. by 0.3% in the second quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 8,425 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $535,000 after buying an additional 22 shares in the last quarter. Savant Capital LLC increased its stake in Capital One Financial Corp. by 0.9% in the second quarter. Savant Capital LLC now owns 3,480 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $221,000 after buying an additional 31 shares during the period. Krasney Financial LLC increased its stake in Capital One Financial Corp. by 0.5% in the second quarter. Krasney Financial LLC now owns 7,754 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $492,000 after buying an additional 40 shares during the period. Pitcairn Co. increased its stake in Capital One Financial Corp. by 1.0% in the second quarter. Pitcairn Co. now owns 4,863 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $308,000 after buying an additional 46 shares during the period. Finally, Tompkins Financial Corp increased its stake in Capital One Financial Corp. by 0.4% in the second quarter. Tompkins Financial Corp now owns 13,482 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $856,000 after buying an additional 54 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.71% of the company’s stock.

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