Capital One Financial Corporation (COF): Keep paying attention to its insider activity


Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) saw an upside of 0.77% to $107.94 after adding $0.82 on Tuesday. The 5-day average trading volume is 3,297,578 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $108.89 in the past week and touched a new high 3 times within the past 5 days. An average of 3,004,099 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 3,136,392.

COF’s 1-month performance is 21.19% or $17.03 on its low of $89.54 reached on 12/28/22. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $86.98 and high of $160.54, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/24/23. YTD, COF has achieved 15.23% or $14.76 and has reached a new high 10 times. However, the current price is down -32.76% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

COF stock investors last saw insider trading activity on Nov 14.West Kara (Chief Audit Officer) most recently sold 606 shares at $114.63 per share on Nov 14. This transaction cost the insider $69,466. Chairman and CEO, FAIRBANK RICHARD D, sold 12,537 shares at a price of $114.77 on Nov 14. Then, on Nov 11, Chief Information Officer Alexander Robert M. sold 7,857 shares at a price of $115.00 per share. This transaction amounted to $903,555.

Valuation Metrics

COF stock has a beta of 1.43. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.33 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 0.89, with the price to cash flow ratio at 4.52.

As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending September 29 was 1.01, while the total debt to equity was 1.01. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $24.17 billion against revenue of $25.77 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending September 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected COF to announce $5.04 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $4.2, representing a -16.70% surprise. Shareholders hold equity totaling $381.7 million.

Let’s look briefly at Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 23 January was 70.61% to suggest the stock is trending Overbought, with historical volatility in this time period at 44.04%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $103.77, reflecting a +3.95% or $4.10 change from its current price. COF is currently trading +20.38% above its 20-day SMA, +0.84% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by +6.16% and SMA200 by-16.67%.

Stochastic %K and %D was 96.13% and 85.61% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 3.90. The RSI (14) points at 66.05%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 93.29% with the period’s ATR at 3.74. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 3.22 and 5.56 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF), Jefferies downgraded it to a Hold rating. They previously had a Buy rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for COF stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 3 brokerage advisors rate COF as a “sell,”, while 11 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 2 rates the stock as overweight while 9 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is COF’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $79.00 and a high of $171.00, with their median price target at $114.50. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) stock is $114.48.


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