Shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and eleven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $105.31.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on COF. Nomura lowered their target price on shares of Capital One Financial to $90.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 23rd. CIBC reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Capital One Financial in a research note on Wednesday, January 23rd. Bank of America reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $106.00 target price (down from $120.00) on shares of Capital One Financial in a research note on Wednesday, January 23rd. Credit Suisse Group lowered their target price on shares of Capital One Financial from $109.00 to $102.00 and set a “positive” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 23rd. Finally, Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Capital One Financial in a research note on Wednesday, January 23rd.

NYSE COF traded down $2.89 during trading on Friday, hitting $80.00. 3,119,788 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,549,775. The company has a market cap of $37.55 billion, a PE ratio of 7.35, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.90 and a beta of 1.26. Capital One Financial has a 12-month low of $69.90 and a 12-month high of $101.26. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13.

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 22nd. The financial services provider reported $1.87 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.41 by ($0.54). Capital One Financial had a net margin of 18.58% and a return on equity of 11.05%. The business had revenue of $7.01 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.07 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.59 earnings per share. Capital One Financial’s revenue for the quarter was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Capital One Financial will post 11.11 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 22nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 11th were given a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 8th. Capital One Financial’s payout ratio is currently 14.71%.

In other Capital One Financial news, insider Kleber Santos sold 3,570 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.49, for a total transaction of $294,489.30. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 19,454 shares in the company, valued at $1,604,760.46. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 1.40% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of COF. Pinnacle Bank purchased a new stake in Capital One Financial in the fourth quarter worth $28,000. Advisors Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in Capital One Financial by 4,033.3% during the fourth quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 496 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $37,000 after buying an additional 484 shares during the period. Lavaca Capital LLC purchased a new position in Capital One Financial during the fourth quarter valued at $40,000. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. lifted its position in Capital One Financial by 159.5% during the fourth quarter. Legacy Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 680 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $51,000 after buying an additional 418 shares during the period. Finally, Essex Savings Bank purchased a new position in Capital One Financial during the fourth quarter valued at $53,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.79% of the company’s stock.

Capital One Financial Company Profile

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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