Capital One Financial (COF) Getting Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media headlines about Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) have been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capital One Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.3450309559582 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) traded up $2.25 during trading on Friday, hitting $96.31. 4,266,313 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,597,265. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a current ratio of 1.07. Capital One Financial has a one year low of $76.05 and a one year high of $97.31. The company has a market cap of $45,914.97, a P/E ratio of 12.50, a P/E/G ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 1.28.

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $2.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.15 by $0.27. The company had revenue of $6.99 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.81 billion. Capital One Financial had a net margin of 13.34% and a return on equity of 8.25%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $2.03 EPS. equities analysts expect that Capital One Financial will post 7.97 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 24th. Investors of record on Monday, November 13th were given a $0.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 10th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.66%. Capital One Financial’s dividend payout ratio is presently 22.63%.

Several brokerages have weighed in on COF. Wedbush set a $95.00 price objective on shares of Capital One Financial and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Capital One Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “sell” rating and set a $81.00 price objective on shares of Capital One Financial in a report on Friday, October 27th. BMO Capital Markets raised their price objective on shares of Capital One Financial from $116.00 to $118.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Bank of America raised their price objective on shares of Capital One Financial from $89.00 to $91.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $96.24.

In related news, insider Robert M. Alexander sold 5,000 shares of Capital One Financial stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.18, for a total value of $460,900.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 89,603 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,259,604.54. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Mayo A. Shattuck III sold 24,167 shares of Capital One Financial stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.71, for a total transaction of $2,240,522.57. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 59,613 shares in the company, valued at $5,526,721.23. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 131,868 shares of company stock worth $12,378,192. 1.73% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Capital One Financial

Capital One Financial Corporation is a diversified financial services holding company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, offers a range of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through branches, the Internet and other distribution channels. The Company’s segments include Credit Card, Consumer Banking, Commercial Banking and Other.

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