Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the nineteen research firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and eleven have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $105.31.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on COF shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Capital One Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 19th. Wedbush cut Capital One Financial to a “sell” rating and set a $80.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Thursday, December 20th. Barclays cut their target price on Capital One Financial from $125.00 to $114.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co cut their target price on Capital One Financial from $103.00 to $90.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, January 3rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut their target price on Capital One Financial from $107.00 to $100.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th.

Shares of NYSE:COF traded up $0.01 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $87.92. The company had a trading volume of 2,231,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,661,763. Capital One Financial has a twelve month low of $69.90 and a twelve month high of $101.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a current ratio of 1.02. The stock has a market cap of $41.20 billion, a PE ratio of 8.08, a P/E/G ratio of 0.87 and a beta of 1.26.

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January 22nd. The financial services provider reported $1.87 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.41 by ($0.54). The business had revenue of $7.01 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.07 billion. Capital One Financial had a return on equity of 11.05% and a net margin of 18.58%. Capital One Financial’s revenue was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.59 EPS. As a group, analysts predict that Capital One Financial will post 11.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, insider Kleber Santos sold 2,928 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.54, for a total transaction of $247,533.12. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 19,454 shares in the company, valued at $1,644,641.16. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 1.43% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc boosted its position in shares of Capital One Financial by 1.2% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 34,504,061 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,275,469,000 after buying an additional 406,610 shares during the period. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Capital One Financial by 12.5% in the fourth quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 487,465 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,302,814,000 after purchasing an additional 54,003 shares during the period. Affinity Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Capital One Financial in the fourth quarter valued at $9,167,000. Flinton Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in Capital One Financial by 342.3% in the fourth quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 35,312 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,669,000 after purchasing an additional 27,328 shares during the period. Finally, PGGM Investments purchased a new position in Capital One Financial in the fourth quarter valued at $12,379,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.40% of the company’s stock.

About Capital One Financial

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association; and Capital One, National Association, which provides various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking.

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