Signet Financial Management LLC trimmed its stake in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) by 7.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 42,094 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 3,367 shares during the period. Signet Financial Management LLC’s holdings in Capital One Financial were worth $4,129,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Westpac Banking Corp grew its stake in shares of Capital One Financial by 3.0% in the 1st quarter. Westpac Banking Corp now owns 83,699 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $6,837,000 after buying an additional 2,437 shares in the last quarter. Bridges Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Capital One Financial by 3.1% in the 2nd quarter. Bridges Investment Management Inc. now owns 385,247 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $34,958,000 after acquiring an additional 11,726 shares during the last quarter. Calamos Advisors LLC grew its position in Capital One Financial by 3.4% in the second quarter. Calamos Advisors LLC now owns 428,670 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $38,897,000 after acquiring an additional 14,052 shares in the last quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. grew its position in Capital One Financial by 2.8% in the second quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 3,497,321 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $317,347,000 after acquiring an additional 95,246 shares in the last quarter. Finally, GYL Financial Synergies LLC bought a new stake in Capital One Financial during the first quarter worth approximately $219,000. 88.73% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of COF traded up $0.05 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $91.88. 1,331,091 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,957,882. The company has a market capitalization of $42.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 8.44, a PEG ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 1.26. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. Capital One Financial Corp. has a 52 week low of $69.90 and a 52 week high of $100.55. The company’s 50 day moving average is $88.33 and its two-hundred day moving average is $88.06.

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 18th. The financial services provider reported $3.37 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.84 by $0.53. Capital One Financial had a net margin of 17.50% and a return on equity of 10.68%. The business had revenue of $7.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.01 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $3.71 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Capital One Financial Corp. will post 11.51 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 15th. Investors of record on Monday, August 5th were paid a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.74%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, August 2nd. Capital One Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 14.71%.

In other Capital One Financial news, insider Michael J. Wassmer sold 8,212 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $95.03, for a total transaction of $780,386.36. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 84,679 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,047,045.37. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Bradford H. Warner sold 14,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.74, for a total transaction of $1,330,230.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 40,621 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,726,570.54. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 37,756 shares of company stock valued at $3,503,993 in the last three months. 1.43% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on COF. ValuEngine downgraded Capital One Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Capital One Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $103.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, July 25th. Morgan Stanley set a $99.00 target price on shares of Capital One Financial and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 9th. Credit Suisse Group set a $118.00 target price on shares of Capital One Financial and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 19th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $141.00 target price on shares of Capital One Financial and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 19th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Capital One Financial currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $104.89.

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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