Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) insider Robert M. Alexander sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.18, for a total value of $460,900.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 89,603 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,259,604.54. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) traded down $0.98 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $93.91. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,262,406 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,616,320. Capital One Financial Corporation has a 1 year low of $76.05 and a 1 year high of $96.92. The stock has a market cap of $46,000.00, a PE ratio of 12.23, a P/E/G ratio of 1.38 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a current ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17.

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $2.42 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.15 by $0.27. Capital One Financial had a return on equity of 8.25% and a net margin of 13.34%. The firm had revenue of $6.99 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.81 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $2.03 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Capital One Financial Corporation will post 7.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 24th. Investors of record on Monday, November 13th were issued a dividend of $0.40 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 10th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.70%. Capital One Financial’s dividend payout ratio is 22.44%.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on COF. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Capital One Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $81.00 price target on shares of Capital One Financial in a research note on Friday, October 27th. BMO Capital Markets raised their target price on Capital One Financial from $116.00 to $118.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Bank of America raised their target price on Capital One Financial from $89.00 to $91.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company raised their target price on Capital One Financial from $96.00 to $98.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Capital One Financial currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $95.52.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Capital World Investors raised its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial by 2.3% during the 2nd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 38,396,005 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $3,172,278,000 after buying an additional 849,047 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 31,789,748 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,626,469,000 after buying an additional 335,574 shares in the last quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial by 2.4% during the 2nd quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 13,739,126 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,135,064,000 after buying an additional 322,243 shares in the last quarter. Davis Selected Advisers raised its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial by 43.7% during the 3rd quarter. Davis Selected Advisers now owns 11,581,237 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $980,149,000 after buying an additional 3,519,332 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Harris Associates L P raised its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial by 7.9% during the 2nd quarter. Harris Associates L P now owns 8,063,205 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $666,182,000 after buying an additional 588,664 shares in the last quarter. 88.43% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About Capital One Financial

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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