Shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the nineteen brokerages that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have assigned a hold recommendation and nine have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $104.93.

Several brokerages have recently commented on COF. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Capital One Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $101.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, October 30th. BMO Capital Markets raised their target price on shares of Capital One Financial from $141.00 to $153.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, October 25th. ValuEngine cut shares of Capital One Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Credit Suisse Group set a $116.00 target price on shares of Capital One Financial and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 25th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their target price on shares of Capital One Financial from $104.00 to $105.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday.

Shares of COF opened at $96.51 on Thursday. Capital One Financial has a 12 month low of $69.90 and a 12 month high of $99.62. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $92.56 and its 200-day moving average is $90.70. The stock has a market capitalization of $45.35 billion, a PE ratio of 8.87, a P/E/G ratio of 1.17 and a beta of 1.27. The company has a current ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85.

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $3.32 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.87 by $0.45. Capital One Financial had a net margin of 16.84% and a return on equity of 10.40%. The company had revenue of $6.96 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.19 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $3.12 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Capital One Financial will post 11.9 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 22nd. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 12th will be paid a $0.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 8th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.66%. Capital One Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 14.71%.

In related news, insider John G. Finneran, Jr. sold 7,213 shares of Capital One Financial stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $97.16, for a total value of $700,815.08. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 95,399 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,268,966.84. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Bradford H. Warner sold 3,777 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.68, for a total transaction of $346,275.36. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 43,207 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,961,217.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 88,033 shares of company stock worth $8,539,792 over the last three months. 1.43% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. grew its stake in shares of Capital One Financial by 19.1% during the third quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 5,301 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $482,000 after buying an additional 850 shares during the last quarter. Goelzer Investment Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Capital One Financial by 106.0% during the third quarter. Goelzer Investment Management Inc. now owns 47,817 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $4,350,000 after buying an additional 24,608 shares during the last quarter. Banco Santander S.A. grew its stake in shares of Capital One Financial by 2.7% during the third quarter. Banco Santander S.A. now owns 31,637 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,879,000 after buying an additional 844 shares during the last quarter. Concentric Wealth Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Capital One Financial by 0.9% during the third quarter. Concentric Wealth Management LLC now owns 17,364 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,580,000 after buying an additional 160 shares during the last quarter. Finally, ANTIPODES PARTNERS Ltd grew its stake in shares of Capital One Financial by 11.5% during the third quarter. ANTIPODES PARTNERS Ltd now owns 1,071,375 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $97,474,000 after buying an additional 110,795 shares during the last quarter. 89.91% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Capital One Financial Company Profile

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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