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

News articles about Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Capital One Financial earned a media sentiment score of 1.88 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Capital One Financial’s analysis:

Shares of Capital One Financial stock opened at $85.63 on Friday. Capital One Financial has a 12-month low of $84.94 and a 12-month high of $106.50. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02. The firm has a market capitalization of $40.94 billion, a PE ratio of 10.99, a P/E/G ratio of 0.70 and a beta of 1.27.

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 23rd. The financial services provider reported $3.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.89 by $0.23. Capital One Financial had a net margin of 11.84% and a return on equity of 11.01%. The business had revenue of $6.96 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.88 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $2.42 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down .3% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, research analysts expect that Capital One Financial will post 11.38 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 23rd. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 12th were issued a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 8th. Capital One Financial’s payout ratio is 20.54%.

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. Citigroup lowered their price target on shares of Capital One Financial from $110.00 to $105.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Capital One Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $99.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, October 26th. Oppenheimer set a $101.00 price target on shares of Capital One Financial and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Wells Fargo & Co lowered their price target on shares of Capital One Financial from $110.00 to $103.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. Finally, UBS Group lowered their price target on shares of Capital One Financial from $116.00 to $113.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Capital One Financial has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $109.19.

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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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