Capital One Financial Corporation (COF): A Technical View

As of Friday close, Capital One Financial Corporation’s (NYSE:COF) stock was up $2.31, moving up 2.02 percent to $116.46. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,127,860 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$10.58 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,822,565, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,943,264.


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Since last month, COF stock retreated -12.19%. Shares of the company fell to $111.58 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $177.95 was reached on 01/18/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $111.58. Since the beginning of this year, COF’s stock price has dropped by -19.73% or -$28.63, and marked a new high 9 times. However, the stock has declined by -34.55% since its 52-week high.

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) last reported insider trading activity 75 days ago on Feb 28. Golden Timothy P, the Controller of the company, disposed of 3,812 shares for $148.98 on Feb 28. It resulted in a $567,912 divestment by the insider. HACKETT ANN F sold 1 shares at an average price of $142.62 on Jan 31. The insider now owns 5,005 shares following the transaction. On Jan 27, General Counsel Cooper Matthew W sold 6,767 shares at $146.82 apiece. The transaction was valued at $993,531.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) has a P/E ratio of about 4.58. The stock’s beta is 1.44. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.87, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.88, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 4.61 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.60 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.60. On Wednesday July 28 2021, a $0.20 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.75, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.75. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 91.50%. Based on annual data, COF earned $24.17 billion in gross profit and brought in $25.77 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 22.90%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 21.30%.

In Capital One Financial Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $13.74 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. While analysts expected Capital One Financial Corporation to report $5.38 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $6.78 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 26.00%. The value of shareholders’ equity is $393.05 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Capital One Financial Corporation’s (COF) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 43.08%, the RSI 9-day stood at 32.52% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Capital One Financial Corporation price is down by -8.33% percent or -$10.58. At present, COF shares trade -12.17% below its 20-day simple moving average and -15.82% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -15.93% below its SMA50 and -28.95% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 13.15% and Stochastic coefficient D was 12.02%, while ATR was 5.50. Given the Stochastic reading of 19.75% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 35.35%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -7.13, while the 14-day reading stands at -8.41.

Analyst Ratings

Capital One Financial Corporation downgraded its rating on Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) to an Underperform in a note to investors on May 12, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Peer perform rating on the stock.Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, COF is a sell, and 8 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Capital One Financial Corporation stock as buy, with 14 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $163.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $86.00 – $207.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) will achieve an average price target of $166.50.

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