Media stories about Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Capital One Financial Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.1682880767263 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on COF shares. UBS AG raised shares of Capital One Financial Corporation from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. raised shares of Capital One Financial Corporation from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $82.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, July 21st. CIBC raised shares of Capital One Financial Corporation from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $105.00 price target on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Finally, Wedbush reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $95.52.

Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE COF) traded down $0.37 during trading on Thursday, hitting $87.26. 1,113,270 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,646,031. Capital One Financial Corporation has a 12-month low of $76.05 and a 12-month high of $96.92. The company has a market capitalization of $41,688.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.35, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 1.06.

Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $2.42 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.15 by $0.27. Capital One Financial Corporation had a net margin of 13.34% and a return on equity of 8.25%. The firm had revenue of $6.99 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.81 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $2.03 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Capital One Financial Corporation will post 7.94 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 24th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be paid a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.83%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 10th. Capital One Financial Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 22.63%.

In other Capital One Financial Corporation news, insider Michael Slocum sold 8,292 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.99, for a total value of $762,781.08. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 53,613 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,931,859.87. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Mayo A. Shattuck III sold 24,167 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, October 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.71, for a total transaction of $2,240,522.57. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 59,613 shares in the company, valued at $5,526,721.23. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 43,514 shares of company stock worth $4,011,299 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 1.73% of the company’s stock.

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About Capital One Financial Corporation

Capital One Financial Corporation is a diversified financial services holding company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, offers a range of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through branches, the Internet and other distribution channels. The Company’s segments include Credit Card, Consumer Banking, Commercial Banking and Other.

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