Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) CEO Richard D. Fairbank sold 485,202 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $105.09, for a total transaction of $50,989,878.18. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) traded up $0.64 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $104.90. 3,036,485 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,250,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $50,850.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.82, a PEG ratio of 1.04 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.23. Capital One Financial Corp. has a 52 week low of $76.05 and a 52 week high of $106.50.

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The financial services provider reported $1.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.85 by ($0.23). The firm had revenue of $7 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.12 billion. Capital One Financial had a net margin of 6.89% and a return on equity of 8.36%. Capital One Financial’s quarterly revenue was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.45 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Capital One Financial Corp. will post 9.36 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Capital One Financial declared that its board has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Tuesday, December 26th that permits the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the financial services provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of analysts have weighed in on COF shares. Piper Jaffray Companies upgraded shares of Capital One Financial from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $81.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Bank of America upgraded shares of Capital One Financial from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $107.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Buckingham Research raised their target price on shares of Capital One Financial from $110.00 to $120.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Wells Fargo & Co restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $117.00 target price (up previously from $112.00) on shares of Capital One Financial in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised their target price on shares of Capital One Financial from $106.00 to $110.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $106.23.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in COF. BB&T Investment Services Inc. acquired a new position in Capital One Financial in the second quarter valued at $108,000. Cerebellum GP LLC acquired a new position in Capital One Financial in the fourth quarter valued at $127,000. Archford Capital Strategies LLC lifted its holdings in Capital One Financial by 8,078.3% in the second quarter. Archford Capital Strategies LLC now owns 4,907 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 4,847 shares during the period. Westside Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Capital One Financial by 48.0% in the second quarter. Westside Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,745 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $143,000 after buying an additional 566 shares during the period. Finally, Camelot Portfolios LLC acquired a new position in Capital One Financial in the third quarter valued at $201,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.52% of the company’s stock.

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Capital One Financial 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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