Investors purchased shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) on weakness during trading hours on Wednesday after an insider sold shares in the company. $58.69 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $26.97 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $31.72 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Capital One Financial had the 30th highest net in-flow for the day. Capital One Financial traded down ($0.15) for the day and closed at $98.59Specifically, Director Ann F. Hackett sold 11,055 shares of Capital One Financial stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.18, for a total transaction of $1,007,994.90. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 69,066 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,297,437.88. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Ann F. Hackett sold 7,000 shares of Capital One Financial stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $98.00, for a total transaction of $686,000.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 65,011 shares in the company, valued at $6,371,078. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 221,914 shares of company stock worth $20,953,562 over the last ninety days. 1.73% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on COF shares. Piper Jaffray Companies upgraded shares of Capital One Financial from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $81.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday. Bank of America upgraded shares of Capital One Financial from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $107.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Capital One Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Credit Suisse Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $92.00 price target on shares of Capital One Financial in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and issued a $106.00 price target on shares of Capital One Financial in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $96.67.

The stock has a market capitalization of $47,840.00, a P/E ratio of 13.10, a P/E/G ratio of 1.48 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a current ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17.

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $2.42 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.15 by $0.27. The business had revenue of $6.99 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.81 billion. Capital One Financial had a net margin of 13.34% and a return on equity of 8.25%. Capital One Financial’s quarterly revenue was up 8.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $2.03 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Capital One Financial Corp. will post 7.97 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 24th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th were paid a dividend of $0.40 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 10th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.62%. Capital One Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 22.44%.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC bought a new stake in shares of Capital One Financial in the 3rd quarter worth $342,000. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its stake in shares of Capital One Financial by 86.5% in the 3rd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 642,264 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $54,374,000 after acquiring an additional 297,918 shares in the last quarter. Davis Selected Advisers grew its stake in shares of Capital One Financial by 43.7% in the 3rd quarter. Davis Selected Advisers now owns 11,581,237 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $980,149,000 after acquiring an additional 3,519,332 shares in the last quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc. grew its stake in shares of Capital One Financial by 37.6% in the 3rd quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc. now owns 3,846 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $324,000 after acquiring an additional 1,050 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Yellowstone Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Capital One Financial in the 3rd quarter worth $472,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.33% of the company’s stock.

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About Capital One Financial

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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