Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Capital One Financial (COF) Stock Price

News articles about Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capital One Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.5109958202719 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Capital One Financial opened at $96.10 on Monday, MarketBeat reports. The company has a quick ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06. The firm has a market capitalization of $46.70 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.34, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.83 and a beta of 1.30. Capital One Financial has a twelve month low of $76.98 and a twelve month high of $106.50.

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $3.22 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.63 by $0.59. The business had revenue of $7.19 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.95 billion. Capital One Financial had a net margin of 10.73% and a return on equity of 10.44%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.96 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Capital One Financial will post 11.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 16th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 6th will be paid a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 3rd. Capital One Financial’s dividend payout ratio is presently 20.54%.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on COF shares. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Capital One Financial in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Capital One Financial in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. BMO Capital Markets dropped their price objective on shares of Capital One Financial from $140.00 to $133.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Capital One Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, Morgan Stanley dropped their price objective on shares of Capital One Financial from $111.00 to $104.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Monday, April 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $110.90.

In other Capital One Financial news, CEO Richard D. Fairbank sold 242,090 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $99.33, for a total value of $24,046,799.70. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Timothy P. Golden sold 4,073 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $95.85, for a total transaction of $390,397.05. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 311,511 shares of company stock valued at $30,857,592 over the last three months. 1.73% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

About Capital One Financial

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association; and Capital One, National Association, which provides various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking.

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