Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) is scheduled to post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, January 23rd. Analysts expect Capital One Financial to post earnings of $1.87 per share for the quarter.

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $2.42 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.15 by $0.27. Capital One Financial had a net margin of 13.34% and a return on equity of 8.25%. The company had revenue of $6.99 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.81 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $2.03 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect Capital One Financial to post $8 EPS for the current fiscal year and $9 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of Capital One Financial (COF) opened at $105.43 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 1.06. Capital One Financial has a 1 year low of $76.05 and a 1 year high of $106.40. The firm has a market cap of $51,110.00, a PE ratio of 14.79, a P/E/G ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 1.28.

Capital One Financial announced that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Tuesday, December 26th that permits the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the financial services provider to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

In other news, Director Ann F. Hackett sold 6,361 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $102.00, for a total transaction of $648,822.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 64,372 shares in the company, valued at $6,565,944. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Ann F. Hackett sold 11,055 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 25th. The shares were 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 in the company, valued at $6,297,437.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 435,282 shares of company stock worth $42,264,713. Corporate insiders own 1.73% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on shares of Capital One Financial from $116.00 to $118.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $92.00 price objective on shares of Capital One Financial in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $81.00 price objective on shares of Capital One Financial in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Wells Fargo & Co assumed coverage on shares of Capital One Financial in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $96.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Bank of America raised their target price on shares of Capital One Financial from $89.00 to $91.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. Capital One Financial currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $102.14.

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Capital One Financial 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.

Earnings History for Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF)

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