Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) Is Now En Route to Higher Prices

Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) is -1.02% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $38.00 and a high of $107.59 in the current 52-week trading range. The COF stock was last observed hovering at around $98.85 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -1.01% off its average median price target of $105.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 32.52% off the consensus price target high of $145.00 offered by 24 analysts, but current levels are -24.24% lower than the price target low of $78.75 for the same period.

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Currently trading at $97.84, the stock is 3.64% and 12.43% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 3.42 million and changing -1.02% at the moment leaves the stock 38.79% off its SMA200. COF registered -4.08% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 56.17%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $91.93 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $75.29.

The stock witnessed a 7.06% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 30.56%, and is 0.55% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.30% over the week and 2.55% over the month.

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) has around 52500 employees, a market worth around $44.31B and $26.91B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 47.84 and Fwd P/E is 10.66. Profit margin for the company is -5.60%. Distance from 52-week low is 157.47% and -9.06% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (15.50%).

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) is a “Overweight”. 24 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 1.90, where 6 rate it as a Hold and 1 think it is a “Overweight”. 17 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Capital One Financial Corporation is expected to release its quarterly report on 04/29/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $2.52 with sales reaching $6.98B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -6.90% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -1.70% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -6.00% in year-over-year returns.

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) Top Institutional Holders

1,125 institutions hold shares in Capital One Financial Corporation (COF), with 4.05M shares held by insiders accounting for 0.89% while institutional investors hold 93.10% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 457.80M, and float is at 453.34M with Short Float at 1.09%. Institutions hold 92.27% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Dodge & Cox Inc with over 50.5 million shares valued at $3.63 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 11.04% of the COF Shares outstanding. As of Sep 29, 2020, the second largest holder is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with 34.48 million shares valued at $2.48 billion to account for 7.54% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Blackrock Inc. which holds 33.11 million shares representing 7.24% and valued at over $2.38 billion, while FMR, LLC holds 5.40% of the shares totaling 24.69 million with a market value of $1.77 billion.

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Alexander Robert M., the company’s Chief Information Officer. SEC filings show that Alexander Robert M. sold 5,671 shares of the company’s common stock on Dec 30 at a price of $97.02 per share for a total of $0.55 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 90512.0 shares.

Capital One Financial Corporation disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Dec 21 that Alexander Robert M. (Chief Information Officer) sold a total of 8,185 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Dec 21 and was made at $96.00 per share for $0.79 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 96183.0 shares of the COF stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Dec 21, LaPrade,III Frank G. (Chief Enterprise Srvcs Officer) disposed off 32,603 shares at an average price of $95.00 for $3.1 million. The insider now directly holds 51,507 shares of Capital One Financial Corporation (COF).

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Capital One Financial Corporation (COF): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include BankUnited Inc. (BKU) that is trading -5.69% down over the past 12 months. Short interest in the company’s stock has fallen -17.98% from the last report on Nov 12, 2020 to stand at a total of 5.84 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 1.67.

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