Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF):

  • 10/2/2017 – Capital One Financial Corporation is now covered by analysts at Buckingham Research. They set a “buy” rating and a $99.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/21/2017 – Capital One Financial Corporation is now covered by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They set an “underweight” rating and a $81.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/20/2017 – Capital One Financial Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Capital One’s shares have underperformed the industry in the last six months. The company surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings only in two of the trailing four quarters. Moreover, continuously increasing expenses (mainly due to a rise in salaries and marketing costs) are likely to hurt the company's bottom-line growth, going forward. Though a solid liquidity position and strength in the credit card and online banking businesses position it well for long term growth, the company’s asset quality is expected to remain under pressure due to losses in the auto portfolio and U.S. card business.”
  • 9/15/2017 – Capital One Financial Corporation had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They now have a $106.00 price target on the stock.
  • 9/8/2017 – Capital One Financial Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Morgan Stanley from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating. They now have a $83.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $97.00. They wrote, “tale of two consumers.”The economy is indeed solid and unemployment is very low, while at the same time credit card delinquencies are rising, a team of analysts noted. As a whole, the average consumer is very much in “good shape,”
  • 9/5/2017 – Capital One Financial Corporation had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $84.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/15/2017 – Capital One Financial Corporation was given a new $106.00 price target on by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 8/14/2017 – Capital One Financial Corporation was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating.
  • 8/10/2017 – Capital One Financial Corporation is now covered by analysts at Compass Point. They set a “neutral” rating and a $90.00 price target on the stock.

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) traded up 0.52% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $86.37. 2,659,931 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock has a market capitalization of $41.80 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.59 and a beta of 1.23. Capital One Financial Corporation has a 52 week low of $70.50 and a 52 week high of $96.92. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $81.31 and a 200-day moving average of $82.13.

Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The financial services provider reported $1.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.90 by $0.06. Capital One Financial Corporation had a return on equity of 7.92% and a net margin of 13.32%. The business had revenue of $6.70 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.68 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.76 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Capital One Financial Corporation will post $7.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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 stock was sold at an average price of $87.02, for a total transaction of $31,972,801.38. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. 1.73% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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