Investors bought shares of Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $46.24 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $25.74 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $20.50 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Capital One Financial Corporation had the 8th highest net in-flow for the day. Capital One Financial Corporation traded down ($0.48) for the day and closed at $87.15

Several research firms have recently commented on COF. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $116.00 price objective on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a report on Friday, October 6th. Wells Fargo & Company initiated coverage on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $96.00 price target on the stock. Compass Point initiated coverage on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a report on Thursday, August 10th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $90.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies initiated coverage on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a report on Thursday, September 21st. They set an “underweight” rating and a $81.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Wedbush raised shares of Capital One Financial Corporation from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $80.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, eleven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $95.52.

The company has a market capitalization of $42,250.00, a PE ratio of 11.35, a P/E/G ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a current ratio of 1.07.

Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $2.42 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.15 by $0.27. The business had revenue of $6.99 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.81 billion. Capital One Financial Corporation had a net margin of 13.34% and a return on equity of 8.25%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $2.03 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Capital One Financial Corporation will post 7.94 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 24th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be given a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.84%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 10th. Capital One Financial Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 22.44%.

In related news, Director Ann F. Hackett sold 11,055 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.18, for a total transaction of $1,007,994.90. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 69,066 shares in the company, valued at $6,297,437.88. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Michael Slocum sold 8,292 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.99, for a total transaction of $762,781.08. Following the sale, the insider now owns 53,613 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,931,859.87. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 43,514 shares of company stock valued at $4,011,299 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 1.73% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in COF. Farmers Trust Co. increased its position in Capital One Financial Corporation by 3.5% during the second quarter. Farmers Trust Co. now owns 35,795 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,958,000 after purchasing an additional 1,214 shares during the last quarter. ANTIPODES PARTNERS Ltd increased its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corporation by 28.7% during the second quarter. ANTIPODES PARTNERS Ltd now owns 442,552 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $36,564,000 after acquiring an additional 98,582 shares during the last quarter. Heritage Investors Management Corp increased its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corporation by 1.9% during the second quarter. Heritage Investors Management Corp now owns 103,326 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $8,537,000 after acquiring an additional 1,920 shares during the last quarter. Private Trust Co. NA acquired a new stake in shares of Capital One Financial Corporation during the second quarter valued at about $205,000. Finally, Fulton Bank N.A. increased its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corporation by 31.5% during the second quarter. Fulton Bank N.A. now owns 6,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $496,000 after acquiring an additional 1,437 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 87.17% of the company’s stock.

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Capital One Financial Corporation Company Profile

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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