News stories about Capital One (NYSE:COF) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capital One earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.408209068588 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Capital One stock traded down $0.48 on Monday, hitting $97.50. The stock had a trading volume of 2,390,251 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,333,349. The company has a market capitalization of $47,646.41, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.52, a PEG ratio of 0.87 and a beta of 1.31. Capital One has a twelve month low of $76.05 and a twelve month high of $106.50. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.23.

Capital One (NYSE:COF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The financial services provider reported $1.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.85 by ($0.23). The company had revenue of $7 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.12 billion. Capital One had a return on equity of 8.36% and a net margin of 6.89%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.45 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Capital One will post 9.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Capital One announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Tuesday, December 26th that authorizes the company to buyback $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the financial services provider to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Credit Suisse Group upped their price objective on Capital One from $106.00 to $110.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $110.00 price objective on shares of Capital One in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Wells Fargo restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $117.00 price objective (up previously from $112.00) on shares of Capital One in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Sandler O’Neill set a $113.00 price objective on Capital One and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 10th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on Capital One from $110.00 to $111.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Capital One has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $108.18.

In related news, Director Bradford H. Warner sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $95.05, for a total transaction of $285,150.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Kleber Santos sold 1,711 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $97.00, for a total value of $165,967.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 15,894 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,541,718. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 575,606 shares of company stock worth $60,316,349 in the last three months. 1.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Capital One

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association; and Capital One, National Association, which provides various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking.

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