Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) by 147.0% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 91,112 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 54,219 shares during the period. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc.’s holdings in Capital One Financial were worth $9,264,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of COF. Tiedemann Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Capital One Financial in the 4th quarter worth approximately $225,000. Advisors Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Capital One Financial by 28.9% during the 4th quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 3,835 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $393,000 after purchasing an additional 859 shares in the last quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors boosted its stake in shares of Capital One Financial by 85.0% during the 4th quarter. Captrust Financial Advisors now owns 8,085 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $838,000 after purchasing an additional 3,715 shares in the last quarter. Bluefin Trading LLC bought a new stake in shares of Capital One Financial during the 4th quarter valued at about $1,268,000. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC increased its position in shares of Capital One Financial by 1,791.3% during the fourth quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 43,500 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $4,477,000 after buying an additional 41,200 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 90.38% of the company’s stock.

COF has been the subject of a number of research reports. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $115.00 price target on shares of Capital One Financial in a research note on Wednesday, February 26th. Piper Sandler lifted their price objective on Capital One Financial from $109.00 to $117.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 22nd. BMO Capital Markets reduced their target price on Capital One Financial from $153.00 to $145.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 22nd. ValuEngine raised Capital One Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, March 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered their target price on Capital One Financial from $104.00 to $93.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, March 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $113.57.

In related news, insider Yajnik Sanjiv sold 13,925 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $107.01, for a total transaction of $1,490,114.25. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 97,148 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,395,807.48. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Kleber Santos sold 2,263 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.08, for a total transaction of $97,490.04. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 22,304 shares in the company, valued at $960,856.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.43% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Shares of COF opened at $52.34 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $23.29 billion, a PE ratio of 4.74, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.50 and a beta of 1.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a current ratio of 1.04. Capital One Financial Corp. has a fifty-two week low of $38.00 and a fifty-two week high of $107.59. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $84.45 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $93.97.

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, January 21st. The financial services provider reported $2.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.35 by $0.14. Capital One Financial had a net margin of 16.40% and a return on equity of 10.67%. The firm had revenue of $7.40 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.32 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.87 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Capital One Financial Corp. will post 11.37 EPS for the current year.

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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