Is Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) Price Targeted To Increase?


As of Friday close, Capital One Financial Corporation’s (NYSE:COF) stock was down -$3.85, moving down -4.12 percent to $89.71. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 6,075,760 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$8.48 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 3,413,435, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,597,850.

Since last month, COF stock retreated -21.74%. Shares of the company fell to $89.43 on 03/17/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $144.73 was reached on 02/02/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $86.98. Since the beginning of this year, COF’s stock price has dropped by -3.50% or -$3.25, and marked a new high 14 times. However, the stock has declined by -38.02% since its 52-week high.

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COF stock investors should be aware that Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 32 days ago on Feb 14. Blinde Neal, the President, Commercial Banking of the company, disposed of 8,000 shares for $115.16 on Feb 14. It resulted in a $921,280 divestment by the insider. FAIRBANK RICHARD D sold 12,537 shares at an average price of $114.77 on Nov 14. The insider now owns 3,757,022 shares following the transaction. On Nov 14, Chief Audit Officer West Kara sold 606 shares at $114.63 apiece. The transaction was valued at $69,466.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) has a P/E ratio of about 5.04. The stock’s beta is 1.51. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.13, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.72, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 2.95 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 December 30 was 1.00, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.00. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 68.10%. Based on annual data, COF earned $27.11 billion in gross profit and brought in $31.24 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 20.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 14.50%.

In Capital One Financial Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, it reported total debt of $16.97 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. While analysts expected Capital One Financial Corporation to report $3.84 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $2.82 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -26.60%.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Capital One Financial Corporation’s (COF) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 34.88%, the RSI 9-day stood at 19.58% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Capital One Financial Corporation price is down by -8.64% percent or -$8.48. At present, COF shares trade -19.58% below its 20-day simple moving average and -6.79% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -6.36% below its SMA50 and -29.84% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 11.74% and Stochastic coefficient D was 16.59%, while ATR was 4.29. Given the Stochastic reading of 1.32% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 25.44%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -5.17, while the 14-day reading stands at -9.31.

Analyst Ratings

Capital One Financial Corporation downgraded its rating on Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) to a Sell in a note to investors on March 02, 2023. The analysts firm previously had a Hold rating on the stock.Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 4 brokerage firms, COF is a sell, and 10 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate Capital One Financial Corporation stock as buy, with 9 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $115.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $79.00 – $162.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) will achieve an average price target of $116.06.


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