Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.17

Media coverage about Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capital One Financial Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 52 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF)

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) upgraded shares of Capital One Financial Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their target price for the company from $106.00 to $110.00 in a research note on Friday, February 17th. Rafferty Capital Markets downgraded shares of Capital One Financial Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $106.00 target price on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, April 5th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, April 4th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $99.00 price target on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a report on Friday, April 7th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $92.05.

Shares of Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) traded down 0.05% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $81.31. 3,266,384 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a market cap of $39.22 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.34 and a beta of 1.21. Capital One Financial Corporation has a 52-week low of $58.03 and a 52-week high of $96.92. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $80.17 and a 200 day moving average price of $85.98.

Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th. The financial services provider reported $1.75 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.93 by $0.18. The company had revenue of $6.54 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.63 billion. Capital One Financial Corporation had a return on equity of 7.83% and a net margin of 12.96%. Capital One Financial Corporation’s quarterly revenue was down .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.84 EPS. Analysts forecast that Capital One Financial Corporation will post $7.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, May 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 15th were paid a $0.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 11th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.97%. Capital One Financial Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 24.32%.

In other news, insider Michael J. Wassmer sold 734 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, April 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $86.88, for a total value of $63,769.92. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Michael Slocum sold 6,276 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.16, for a total transaction of $515,636.16. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 61,905 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,086,114.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.73% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Capital One Financial Corporation

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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