Traders sold shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) on strength during trading hours on Wednesday. $36.05 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $74.74 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $38.69 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Capital One Financial Corp. had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Capital One Financial Corp. traded up $1.12 for the day and closed at $71.68

COF has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Capital One Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research report on Friday, September 16th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reissued an “underperform” rating and issued a $59.00 price target on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. Morgan Stanley reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $83.00 price target on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research report on Wednesday, August 17th. Finally, DA Davidson reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, August 16th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $79.28.

The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $69.59 and a 200 day moving average price of $69.10. The firm has a market cap of $36.68 billion, a PE ratio of 10.12 and a beta of 1.33.

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Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The financial services provider reported $1.69 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.86 by $0.17. The company had revenue of $6.30 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.28 billion. Capital One Financial Corp. had a return on equity of 8.56% and a net margin of 15.38%. Equities research analysts anticipate that Capital One Financial Corp. will post $7.18 earnings per share for the current year.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Wellington Management Group LLP increased its stake in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. by 191.1% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 3,745,286 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $259,586,000 after buying an additional 2,458,482 shares during the period. Emerald Acquisition Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. during the second quarter valued at $135,041,000. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC increased its stake in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. by 9.8% in the second quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 19,814,087 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,258,393,000 after buying an additional 1,763,210 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. by 11.9% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 9,231,164 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $586,272,000 after buying an additional 980,836 shares during the period. Finally, Point72 Asset Management L.P. increased its stake in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. by 6,480.0% in the second quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. now owns 987,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $62,684,000 after buying an additional 972,000 shares during the period. 87.75% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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