National Pension Service raised its position in Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) by 8.6% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 368,480 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 29,312 shares during the period. National Pension Service’s holdings in Capital One Financial Corp. were worth $26,468,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Dodge & Cox boosted its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. by 0.4% in the second quarter. Dodge & Cox now owns 49,231,610 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,126,700,000 after buying an additional 183,319 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. by 1.9% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 27,299,196 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,733,772,000 after buying an additional 498,820 shares during the last quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC boosted its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. by 9.8% in the second quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 19,814,087 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,258,393,000 after buying an additional 1,763,210 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. by 7.1% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 13,035,130 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $827,863,000 after buying an additional 859,442 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Franklin Resources Inc. boosted its position in shares of Capital One Financial Corp. by 9.1% in the second quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 10,715,451 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $680,504,000 after buying an additional 895,128 shares during the last quarter. 89.72% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) traded down 0.04% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $83.21. 429,851 shares of the company traded hands. The company’s 50-day moving average is $76.57 and its 200 day moving average is $70.73. Capital One Financial Corp. has a 52-week low of $58.03 and a 52-week high of $84.80. The firm has a market cap of $41.70 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.89 and a beta of 1.21.

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $2.03 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.94 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $6.46 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $432.47 million. Capital One Financial Corp. had a net margin of 14.37% and a return on equity of 8.44%. The firm’s revenue was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $2.10 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Capital One Financial Corp. will post $7.06 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 25th. Investors of record on Monday, November 14th were issued a $0.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 9th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.91%. Capital One Financial Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 22.82%.

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COF has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Nomura reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $72.00 price target on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research note on Thursday, September 22nd. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. lifted their price target on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. from $83.00 to $86.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 23rd. Deutsche Bank AG set a $75.00 price target on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 5th. Finally, Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of Capital One Financial Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, October 12th. Four 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. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $79.31.

In other Capital One Financial Corp. news, CEO Richard D. Fairbank sold 873,024 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 sale, the chief executive officer now owns 2,809,767 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $218,122,212.21. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Richard D. Fairbank sold 4,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.12, for a total transaction of $323,016.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 2,597,316 shares in the company, valued at approximately $195,110,377.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.94% of the company’s stock.

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