Shares of Capital One Financial Co. (NYSE:COF) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty research firms that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have issued a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $119.01.
Several equities analysts have weighed in on COF shares. UBS Group initiated coverage on shares of Capital One Financial in a report on Monday, November 21st. They set a “neutral” rating and a $120.00 price target on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their target price on shares of Capital One Financial from $124.00 to $120.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 25th. Barclays downgraded shares of Capital One Financial from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and lowered their target price for the stock from $160.00 to $119.00 in a report on Tuesday, January 3rd. Wolfe Research boosted their target price on shares of Capital One Financial from $77.00 to $81.00 in a report on Thursday, December 1st. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group downgraded shares of Capital One Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their target price for the stock from $120.00 to $100.00 in a report on Tuesday, January 10th.
Capital One Financial Price Performance
Shares of NYSE:COF opened at $109.78 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 0.99 and a quick ratio of 0.99. Capital One Financial has a 1-year low of $86.98 and a 1-year high of $144.73. The company has a market capitalization of $41.83 billion, a P/E ratio of 6.16, a P/E/G ratio of 1.05 and a beta of 1.49. The firm’s 50 day simple moving average is $106.93 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $102.76.
Capital One Financial Announces Dividend
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 17th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 6th were given a dividend of $0.60 per share. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 3rd. Capital One Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 13.48%.
Institutional Inflows and Outflows
A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of COF. Norges Bank bought a new position in shares of Capital One Financial in the fourth quarter worth about $318,480,000. Dodge & Cox grew its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial by 7.6% in the second quarter. Dodge & Cox now owns 35,457,571 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,694,324,000 after purchasing an additional 2,492,615 shares during the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP grew its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial by 603.3% in the first quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 1,731,554 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $227,336,000 after purchasing an additional 1,485,339 shares during the last quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial by 570.3% in the fourth quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 1,258,585 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $116,998,000 after purchasing an additional 1,070,819 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Putnam Investments LLC grew its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial by 60.1% in the fourth quarter. Putnam Investments LLC now owns 2,608,473 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $242,484,000 after purchasing an additional 979,395 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 88.30% of the company’s stock.
Capital One Financial Company Profile
Capital One Financial Corp. operates as a financial holding company. The firm engages in the provision of financial products and services. It operates through the following segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking. The Credit Card segment includes domestic consumer and small business card lending, and international card lending businesses.
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