Shares of Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-eight analysts that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, thirteen have given a hold recommendation, eleven have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $96.06.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on COF. Barclays PLC reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $105.00 price objective on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. set a $82.00 price objective on Capital One Financial Corporation and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. BidaskClub cut Capital One Financial Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Compass Point began coverage on Capital One Financial Corporation in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $90.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on Capital One Financial Corporation from $116.00 to $118.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th.

In related news, Director Ann F. Hackett sold 11,055 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.18, for a total transaction of $1,007,994.90. Following the transaction, the director now owns 69,066 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,297,437.88. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Mayo A. Shattuck III sold 24,167 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.71, for a total value of $2,240,522.57. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 59,613 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,526,721.23. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.73% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BB&T Investment Services Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Capital One Financial Corporation during the second quarter worth about $108,000. Seven Eight Capital LP grew its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial Corporation by 16.7% during the second quarter. Seven Eight Capital LP now owns 1,400 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $116,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. grew its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial Corporation by 47.1% during the second quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 1,652 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $137,000 after buying an additional 529 shares during the last quarter. Archford Capital Strategies LLC grew its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial Corporation by 8,078.3% during the second quarter. Archford Capital Strategies LLC now owns 4,907 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $140,000 after buying an additional 4,847 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Westside Investment Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial Corporation by 48.0% during the second quarter. Westside Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,745 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $143,000 after buying an additional 566 shares during the last quarter. 87.51% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) opened at 92.18 on Wednesday. Capital One Financial Corporation has a one year low of $71.91 and a one year high of $96.92. The stock has a market capitalization of $44.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.44 and a beta of 1.23. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $85.66 and a 200-day moving average price of $82.75.

Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $2.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.15 by $0.27. The business had revenue of $6.99 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.81 billion. Capital One Financial Corporation had a return on equity of 8.25% and a net margin of 13.34%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $2.03 earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that Capital One Financial Corporation will post $7.54 earnings per share for the current year.

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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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