Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. boosted its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) by 8.6% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 71,139 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 5,611 shares during the period. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc.’s holdings in Capital One Financial Corp. were worth $5,110,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Evanston Investments Inc. dba Evanston Advisors raised its stake in Capital One Financial Corp. by 5.1% in the third quarter. Evanston Investments Inc. dba Evanston Advisors now owns 92,771 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $6,664,000 after buying an additional 4,505 shares in the last quarter. Ironwood Investment Counsel LLC raised its stake in Capital One Financial Corp. by 53.4% in the third quarter. Ironwood Investment Counsel LLC now owns 39,225 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,741,000 after buying an additional 13,661 shares in the last quarter. NCM Capital Management Group Inc. raised its stake in Capital One Financial Corp. by 13.5% in the third quarter. NCM Capital Management Group Inc. now owns 2,525 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $181,000 after buying an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. LSV Asset Management raised its position in Capital One Financial Corp. by 0.5% in the third quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 3,932,442 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $282,467,000 after buying an additional 20,830 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. raised its position in Capital One Financial Corp. by 28.1% in the third quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 23,364 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,678,000 after buying an additional 5,126 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.72% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF)

Shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) traded up 1.74% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $84.04. 3,793,243 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Capital One Financial Corp. has a 12 month low of $58.03 and a 12 month high of $84.80. The stock has a market cap of $42.11 billion, a PE ratio of 12.01 and a beta of 1.21. The company’s 50 day moving average is $76.57 and its 200-day moving average is $70.73.

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $2.03 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.94 by $0.09. Capital One Financial Corp. had a net margin of 14.37% and a return on equity of 8.44%. The firm earned $6.46 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $432.47 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $2.10 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that Capital One Financial Corp. will post $7.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 14th were given a $0.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 9th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.90%. Capital One Financial Corp.’s payout ratio is presently 22.82%.

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Several research firms have weighed in on COF. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research note on Friday, August 12th. Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research note on Friday, September 16th. Morgan Stanley reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $83.00 price objective on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Capital One Financial Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 27th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG set a $75.00 price objective on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 5th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $79.31.

In other news, CEO Richard D. Fairbank sold 265,914 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.16, for a total value of $19,986,096.24. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Richard D. Fairbank sold 873,024 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $77.63, for a total transaction of $67,772,853.12. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 2,809,767 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $218,122,212.21. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.94% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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