News headlines about Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capital One Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.5602019390859 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Capital One Financial (NYSE COF) traded up $1.20 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $95.07. The stock had a trading volume of 1,745,695 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,607,742. The firm has a market cap of $45,522.33, a P/E ratio of 12.39, a PEG ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a quick ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17. Capital One Financial has a fifty-two week low of $76.05 and a fifty-two week high of $96.92.

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $2.42 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.15 by $0.27. The firm had revenue of $6.99 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.81 billion. Capital One Financial had a return on equity of 8.25% and a net margin of 13.34%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $2.03 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Capital One Financial will post 7.97 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 24th. Investors of record on Monday, November 13th were given a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 10th. Capital One Financial’s dividend payout ratio is presently 22.63%.

COF has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $116.00 target price on shares of Capital One Financial in a report on Friday, October 6th. Buckingham Research initiated coverage on Capital One Financial in a report on Monday, October 2nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $99.00 target price for the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $106.00 target price on Capital One Financial and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 15th. Zacks Investment Research raised Capital One Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $102.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Morgan Stanley downgraded Capital One Financial from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $97.00 to $83.00 in a report on Friday, September 8th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $95.52.

In related news, Director Bradford H. Warner sold 7,000 shares of Capital One Financial stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.94, for a total transaction of $664,580.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 57,085 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,419,649.90. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Robert M. Alexander sold 76,354 shares of Capital One Financial stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.84, for a total value of $7,241,413.36. Following the sale, the insider now owns 89,603 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,497,948.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 131,868 shares of company stock valued at $12,378,192. 1.73% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Capital One Financial Company Profile

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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