Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) insider Christopher T. Newkirk sold 5,238 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.46, for a total value of $473,829.48. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 26,364 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,384,887.44. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) traded down 1.64% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $86.78. The stock had a trading volume of 2,801,965 shares. The company has a market cap of $41.67 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.59 and a beta of 1.24. Capital One Financial Corp. has a 12 month low of $58.03 and a 12 month high of $96.92. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $90.80 and its 200 day moving average is $82.59.

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January 24th. The financial services provider reported $1.45 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.16. Capital One Financial Corp. had a net margin of 13.63% and a return on equity of 8.06%. The company earned $6.57 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.66 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.58 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that Capital One Financial Corp. will post $7.90 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 24th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 13th were issued a $0.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 9th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.84%. Capital One Financial Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is presently 23.26%.

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A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Citigroup Inc reissued a “focus list” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a report on Monday, December 19th. Wedbush reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $88.00 target price (up from $78.00) on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a report on Thursday, December 1st. Rafferty Capital Markets raised Capital One Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $109.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, January 26th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. set a $84.00 target price on Capital One Financial Corp. and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 24th. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $105.00 target price on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a report on Friday, January 13th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Capital One Financial Corp. presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $85.50.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of COF. Dodge & Cox bought a new position in Capital One Financial Corp. during the fourth quarter worth $3,944,247,000. FMR LLC increased its stake in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. by 22.2% in the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 29,667,288 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,588,175,000 after buying an additional 5,394,359 shares during the last quarter. Capital World Investors increased its stake in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. by 27.5% in the third quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 27,456,008 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,972,165,000 after buying an additional 5,914,808 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its stake in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. by 4.6% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 21,706,949 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,893,717,000 after buying an additional 952,537 shares during the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its stake in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. by 34.6% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 17,546,669 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,260,376,000 after buying an additional 4,511,539 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 88.38% of the company’s stock.

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