Equities research analysts expect Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) to report earnings of $2.68 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Seven analysts have made estimates for Capital One Financial’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $2.45 and the highest estimate coming in at $3.03. Capital One Financial posted earnings per share of $2.65 during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 1.1%. The business is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, April 25th.

On average, analysts expect that Capital One Financial will report full-year earnings of $11.04 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $10.59 to $12.11. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of $11.87 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $11.21 to $12.62. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Capital One Financial.

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 22nd. The financial services provider reported $1.87 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.41 by ($0.54). Capital One Financial had a net margin of 18.58% and a return on equity of 11.05%. The business had revenue of $7.01 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.07 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.59 earnings per share. Capital One Financial’s revenue was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year.

COF has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Wells Fargo & Co reduced their price objective on shares of Capital One Financial from $103.00 to $90.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, January 3rd. Nomura reduced their price objective on shares of Capital One Financial to $90.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 23rd. Barclays reduced their price objective on shares of Capital One Financial from $125.00 to $114.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, January 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Capital One Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th. Finally, William Blair reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Capital One Financial in a research note on Wednesday, January 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $104.07.

In related news, insider Kleber Santos sold 2,928 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $84.54, for a total value of $247,533.12. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 19,454 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,644,641.16. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.43% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Pinnacle Bank bought a new position in shares of Capital One Financial in the 4th quarter valued at about $28,000. Bogart Wealth LLC grew its position in shares of Capital One Financial by 72.5% in the 1st quarter. Bogart Wealth LLC now owns 440 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $35,000 after acquiring an additional 185 shares during the period. Advisors Asset Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Capital One Financial by 4,033.3% in the 4th quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 496 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $37,000 after acquiring an additional 484 shares during the period. Lavaca Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of Capital One Financial in the 4th quarter valued at about $40,000. Finally, Valeo Financial Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of Capital One Financial by 115.2% in the 1st quarter. Valeo Financial Advisors LLC now owns 566 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $46,000 after acquiring an additional 303 shares during the period. 89.40% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of COF stock opened at $88.19 on Friday. Capital One Financial has a 52-week low of $69.90 and a 52-week high of $101.26. The company has a market capitalization of $41.17 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.11, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.89 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a current ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13.

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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