Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty-eight research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $93.82.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on COF shares. Rafferty Capital Markets lowered shares of Capital One Financial Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. dropped their price objective on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation from $84.00 to $80.00 and set an “underperform” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. CIBC dropped their price objective on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation from $84.00 to $80.00 and set an “underperform” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Nomura reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $101.00 price objective on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, Instinet reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $101.00 price objective (down previously from $105.00) on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a report on Saturday, April 29th.

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Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE COF) opened at 81.99 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $83.77 and a 200-day moving average price of $84.45. Capital One Financial Corporation has a one year low of $67.99 and a one year high of $96.92. The company has a market capitalization of $39.68 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.96 and a beta of 1.20.

Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 20th. The financial services provider reported $1.96 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.90 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $6.70 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.68 billion. Capital One Financial Corporation had a net margin of 13.32% and a return on equity of 7.92%. The company’s revenue was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.76 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Capital One Financial Corporation will post $7.54 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 17th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 7th were given a dividend of $0.40 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 3rd. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.95%. Capital One Financial Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is 23.43%.

Capital One Financial Corporation declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program on Wednesday, June 28th that permits the company to buyback $1.85 billion in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the financial services provider to repurchase up to 4.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

In other news, CEO Richard D. Fairbank sold 367,419 shares of Capital One Financial Corporation stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $87.02, for a total transaction of $31,972,801.38. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Company insiders own 1.73% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America boosted its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corporation by 0.6% in the first quarter. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America now owns 1,860 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $161,000 after buying an additional 11 shares in the last quarter. Savant Capital LLC boosted its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corporation by 0.9% in the second quarter. Savant Capital LLC now owns 3,213 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $265,000 after buying an additional 28 shares in the last quarter. ARGA Investment Management LP boosted its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corporation by 0.3% in the second quarter. ARGA Investment Management LP now owns 11,002 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $909,000 after buying an additional 32 shares in the last quarter. Linscomb & Williams Inc. boosted its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corporation by 1.1% in the second quarter. Linscomb & Williams Inc. now owns 2,953 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $244,000 after buying an additional 33 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Trust Co. of Virginia VA boosted its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corporation by 0.8% in the first quarter. Trust Co. of Virginia VA now owns 4,578 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $397,000 after buying an additional 35 shares in the last quarter. 87.56% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Capital One Financial Corporation Company Profile

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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