Nisa Investment Advisors LLC lowered its position in Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) by 0.9% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 200,358 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 1,904 shares during the quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Capital One Financial were worth $19,952,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in COF. Engineers Gate Manager LP acquired a new stake in shares of Capital One Financial in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $583,000. CIBC World Markets Inc. lifted its stake in Capital One Financial by 171.8% in the 2nd quarter. CIBC World Markets Inc. now owns 14,473 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,196,000 after buying an additional 9,148 shares in the last quarter. Seven Eight Capital LP lifted its stake in Capital One Financial by 16.7% in the 2nd quarter. Seven Eight Capital LP now owns 1,400 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $116,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors lifted its stake in Capital One Financial by 13.2% in the 2nd quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 195,799 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $16,177,000 after buying an additional 22,865 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Amalgamated Bank lifted its stake in Capital One Financial by 60.9% in the 2nd quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 54,426 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $4,497,000 after buying an additional 20,608 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.33% of the company’s stock.

Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) opened at $105.43 on Friday. Capital One Financial Corp. has a 52 week low of $76.05 and a 52 week high of $106.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $51,110.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.79, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.38 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 issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $2.42 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.15 by $0.27. The company had revenue of $6.99 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.81 billion. Capital One Financial had a return on equity of 8.25% and a net margin of 13.34%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $2.03 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Capital One Financial Corp. will post 7.99 earnings per share for the current year.

Capital One Financial declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program on Tuesday, December 26th that permits the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the financial services provider to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

COF has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Piper Jaffray Companies raised Capital One Financial from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $81.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, December 18th. Bank of America raised Capital One Financial from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $107.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, December 18th. Wedbush set a $95.00 target price on Capital One Financial and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised Capital One Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $102.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Compass Point raised Capital One Financial from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the company from $99.52 to $122.00 in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. Capital One Financial currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $102.14.

In related news, Director Ann F. Hackett sold 11,055 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.18, for a total value of $1,007,994.90. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 69,066 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,297,437.88. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Bradford H. Warner sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $99.46, for a total value of $298,380.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 53,085 shares in the company, valued at $5,279,834.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 435,282 shares of company stock worth $42,264,713 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 1.73% 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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