Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a note issued to investors on Friday. They presently have a $106.00 price objective on the financial services provider’s stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods’ target price suggests a potential upside of 32.43% from the stock’s current price.

Several other brokerages also recently weighed in on COF. CIBC upgraded Capital One Financial Corporation from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, July 21st. Barclays PLC reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $105.00 price target on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. Wedbush reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Capital One Financial Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Compass Point began coverage on Capital One Financial Corporation in a report on Thursday, August 10th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $90.00 price target for the company. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $92.19.

Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) traded up 1.70% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $80.04. The company had a trading volume of 4,445,846 shares. Capital One Financial Corporation has a 52-week low of $69.49 and a 52-week high of $96.92. The stock has a market cap of $38.74 billion, a PE ratio of 11.67 and a beta of 1.22. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $81.97 and its 200-day moving average price is $83.06.

Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The financial services provider reported $1.96 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.90 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $6.70 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.68 billion. Capital One Financial Corporation had a return on equity of 7.92% and a net margin of 13.32%. Capital One Financial Corporation’s revenue was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.76 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Capital One Financial Corporation will post $7.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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

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In related news, CEO Richard D. Fairbank sold 367,419 shares of the company’s 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 Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 1.73% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of COF. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in Capital One Financial Corporation by 3,066.1% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 31,294,690 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,711,996,000 after buying an additional 30,306,250 shares during the last quarter. Davis Selected Advisers boosted its position in Capital One Financial Corporation by 112.8% in the 2nd quarter. Davis Selected Advisers now owns 8,061,905 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $666,075,000 after buying an additional 4,274,053 shares during the last quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its position in Capital One Financial Corporation by 71.8% in the 1st quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 3,255,551 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $282,126,000 after buying an additional 1,360,057 shares during the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its position in Capital One Financial Corporation by 106.6% in the 1st quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 2,321,767 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $201,204,000 after buying an additional 1,197,860 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership boosted its position in Capital One Financial Corporation by 107.8% in the 2nd quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 1,989,104 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $164,340,000 after buying an additional 1,031,829 shares during the last quarter. 88.05% of the stock is 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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