Shares of Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-six analysts that are presently covering the company. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $85.56.

COF has been the topic of several research reports. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $103.00 price objective on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a report on Wednesday, January 25th. DA Davidson reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a report on Wednesday, December 14th. Rafferty Capital Markets raised Capital One Financial Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $109.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, January 26th. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “focus list” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a research note on Monday, December 19th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $69.00 price target on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a research note on Friday, October 28th.

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In other Capital One Financial Corporation news, CEO Richard D. Fairbank sold 145,974 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $88.21, for a total transaction of $12,876,366.54. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 2,738,995 shares in the company, valued at approximately $241,606,748.95. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Lewis Hay III sold 12,515 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.43, for a total value of $1,131,731.45. Following the transaction, the director now owns 50,151 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,535,154.93. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 791,047 shares of company stock valued at $70,401,849. Corporate insiders own 1.94% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management LLC boosted its position in Capital One Financial Corporation by 0.3% in the third quarter. Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management LLC now owns 15,839 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,138,000 after buying an additional 54 shares during the period. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC boosted its position in Capital One Financial Corporation by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC now owns 11,236 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $980,000 after buying an additional 59 shares during the period. Peddock Capital Advisors LLC boosted its position in Capital One Financial Corporation by 0.8% in the third quarter. Peddock Capital Advisors LLC now owns 9,316 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $669,000 after buying an additional 71 shares during the period. First National Trust Co. boosted its position in Capital One Financial Corporation by 0.3% in the third quarter. First National Trust Co. now owns 21,293 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,530,000 after buying an additional 74 shares during the period. Finally, Canal Capital Management LLC boosted its position in Capital One Financial Corporation by 1.0% in the third quarter. Canal Capital Management LLC now owns 8,423 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $605,000 after buying an additional 80 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.38% of the company’s stock.

Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) opened at 90.51 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $88.30 and a 200-day moving average price of $78.96. Capital One Financial Corporation has a 52 week low of $58.03 and a 52 week high of $91.64. The stock has a market cap of $43.76 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.13 and a beta of 1.24.

Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 24th. The financial services provider reported $1.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.16. Capital One Financial Corporation had a return on equity of 8.06% and a net margin of 13.63%. The firm had revenue of $6.57 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.66 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.58 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Capital One Financial Corporation will post $7.91 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 24th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 13th will be issued a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 9th. Capital One Financial Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 23.26%.

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