Capital One Financial (COF) – Analysts’ Weekly Ratings Updates

A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Capital One Financial (NYSE: COF) recently:

  • 2/2/2018 – Capital One Financial had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $110.00 to $111.00. They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/25/2018 – Capital One Financial had its price target raised by analysts at Morgan Stanley from $97.00 to $110.00. They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock.
  • 1/24/2018 – Capital One Financial had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada. They now have a $110.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/24/2018 – Capital One Financial had its price target raised by analysts at Buckingham Research from $110.00 to $120.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 1/24/2018 – Capital One Financial had its price target raised by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG from $106.00 to $110.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 1/24/2018 – Capital One Financial had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. They now have a $117.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $112.00.
  • 1/24/2018 – Capital One Financial had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a $140.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/9/2018 – Capital One Financial had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank of Canada. They now have a $113.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/9/2018 – Capital One Financial had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. They now have a $112.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $102.00.
  • 1/9/2018 – Capital One Financial had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies.
  • 1/4/2018 – Capital One Financial was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $111.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Capital One’s shares have outperformed the industry in the last six months. The company surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings only in two of the trailing four quarters. A solid liquidity position and strength in the credit card and online banking businesses position it well for long term growth. The acquisition of Cabela's credit card portfolio further supports the company's prospects. Further, its efficient capital deployment activities should continue to boost investor confidence. However, mounting operating expenses and deteriorating asset quality will likely to keep the company’s bottom line under pressure in the near term.”
  • 1/3/2018 – Capital One Financial was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Capital One’s shares have outperformed the industry in the last six months. The company surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings only in two of the trailing four quarters. A solid liquidity position and strength in the credit card and online banking businesses position it well for long term growth. The acquisition of Cabela's credit card portfolio further supports the company's prospects. However, mounting operating expenses are likely to hurt bottom-line growth. Also, deteriorating asset quality remains a major concern for the company in the near term.”
  • 1/3/2018 – Capital One Financial had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird. They now have a $106.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/2/2018 – Capital One Financial is now covered by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They set a “hold” rating and a $110.00 price target on the stock.
  • 1/2/2018 – Capital One Financial had its price target raised by analysts at Barclays PLC from $105.00 to $120.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 12/27/2017 – Capital One Financial had its “neutral” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG.
  • 12/26/2017 – Capital One Financial was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $111.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Capital One’s shares have outperformed the industry in the last six months. The company surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings only in two of the trailing four quarters. A solid liquidity position and strength in the credit card and online banking businesses position it well for long term growth. The acquisition of Cabela's credit card portfolio further supports the company's prospects. Further, its efficient capital deployment activities should continue to boost investor confidence. However, mounting operating expenses and deteriorating asset quality will likely to keep the company’s bottom line under pressure in the near term.”
  • 12/22/2017 – Capital One Financial was upgraded by analysts at Compass Point from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $122.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $99.52.
  • 12/19/2017 – Capital One Financial had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a $92.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/18/2017 – Capital One Financial was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corp from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $107.00 price target on the stock.
  • 12/18/2017 – Capital One Financial was upgraded by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $81.00 price target on the stock.

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE COF) opened at $92.02 on Monday. Capital One Financial Corp. has a fifty-two week low of $76.05 and a fifty-two week high of $106.50. The company has a market capitalization of $44,675.71, a P/E ratio of 26.67, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.84 and a beta of 1.33. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.23.

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The financial services provider reported $1.62 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.85 by ($0.23). Capital One Financial had a net margin of 6.89% and a return on equity of 8.36%. The firm had revenue of $7 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.12 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.45 EPS. Capital One Financial’s revenue was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Capital One Financial Corp. will post 9.72 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 23rd. Investors of record on Monday, February 12th will be issued a $0.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 9th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.74%. Capital One Financial’s dividend payout ratio is presently 46.38%.

In related news, insider Yajnik Sanjiv sold 156,278 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $100.00, for a total value of $15,627,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 199,216 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $19,921,600. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Robert M. Alexander sold 76,354 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.84, for a total value of $7,241,413.36. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 89,603 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,497,948.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 954,948 shares of company stock valued at $97,433,019. Insiders own 1.73% of the company’s stock.

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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