Equities research analysts forecast that Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) will post earnings per share (EPS) of $1.84 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Seven analysts have provided estimates for Capital One Financial’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $1.65 to $1.95. Capital One Financial posted earnings per share of $1.45 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 26.9%. The company is expected to report its next earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Capital One Financial will report full year earnings of $7.50 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $7.39 to $7.58. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $8.51 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $7.88 to $9.07. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow Capital One Financial.

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $2.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.15 by $0.27. Capital One Financial had a return on equity of 8.25% and a net margin of 13.34%. The firm had revenue of $6.99 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.81 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $2.03 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Wedbush set a $95.00 price target on Capital One Financial and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Capital One Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “sell” rating and set a $81.00 price target on shares of Capital One Financial in a research note on Friday, October 27th. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price target on Capital One Financial from $116.00 to $118.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Bank of America boosted their price target on Capital One Financial from $89.00 to $91.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $96.24.

Shares of Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) traded up $2.25 on Friday, reaching $96.31. The company had a trading volume of 3,978,020 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,874,186. Capital One Financial has a 1 year low of $76.05 and a 1 year high of $97.31. The company has a quick ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17. The company has a market capitalization of $45,599.89, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 1.28.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 24th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th were issued a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.66%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 10th. Capital One Financial’s payout ratio is 22.63%.

In other Capital One Financial news, insider Robert M. Alexander sold 76,354 shares of Capital One Financial stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.84, for a total transaction of $7,241,413.36. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 89,603 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,497,948.52. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Michael Slocum sold 8,292 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.99, for a total value of $762,781.08. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 53,613 shares in the company, valued at $4,931,859.87. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 131,868 shares of company stock worth $12,378,192 over the last ninety days. Company insiders own 1.73% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BB&T Investment Services Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Capital One Financial in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $108,000. Seven Eight Capital LP boosted its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial by 16.7% in the 2nd quarter. Seven Eight Capital LP now owns 1,400 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $116,000 after acquiring an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. boosted its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial by 47.1% in the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 1,652 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $137,000 after acquiring an additional 529 shares in the last quarter. Westside Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial by 48.0% in the 2nd quarter. Westside Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,745 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $143,000 after acquiring an additional 566 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Verity Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Capital One Financial in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $208,000. 88.43% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About Capital One Financial

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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