Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) Shares Decline Despite Market Challenges

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF) has experienced a decline in its stock price by -0.61 compared to its previous closing price of 145.30. However, the company has seen a gain of 2.75% in its stock price over the last five trading days. Zacks Investment Research reported 2024-04-01 that Why investors should use the Zacks Earnings ESP tool to help find stocks that are poised to top quarterly earnings estimates.

Is It Worth Investing in Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF) Right Now?

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF) has a price-to-earnings ratio that is above its average at 12.08x. The stock has a 36-month beta value of 1.47. Opinions on the stock are mixed, with 9 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 4 as “overweight,” 9 as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”

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The public float for COF is 376.80M, and at present, short sellers hold a 3.17% of that float. On April 03, 2024, the average trading volume of COF was 2.79M shares.

COF’s Market Performance

COF’s stock has seen a 2.75% increase for the week, with a 5.59% rise in the past month and a 10.14% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.00%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.99% for Capital One Financial Corp.. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 3.23% for COF’s stock, with a 24.26% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of COF

Deutsche Bank, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see COF reach a price target of $153. The rating they have provided for COF stocks is “Hold” according to the report published on January 10th, 2024.

BMO Capital Markets gave a rating of “Market Perform” to COF, setting the target price at $124 in the report published on January 10th of the current year.

COF Trading at 5.40% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought COF to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -3.26% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.99%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.00%, as shares surge +6.19% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +12.84% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, COF rose by +2.75%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +28.56% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $140.31. In addition, Capital One Financial Corp. saw 10.14% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at COF starting from LaPrade,III Frank G., who sale 39,760 shares at the price of $130.00 back on Dec 14 ’23. After this action, LaPrade,III Frank G. now owns 43,186 shares of Capital One Financial Corp., valued at $5,168,800 using the latest closing price.

Alexander Robert M., the Chief Information Officer of Capital One Financial Corp., sale 7,998 shares at $130.00 during a trade that took place back on Dec 14 ’23, which means that Alexander Robert M. is holding 67,040 shares at $1,039,740 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for COF

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.27 for the present operating margin
  • 1.0 for the gross margin

The net margin for Capital One Financial Corp. stands at 0.12. The total capital return value is set at 0.02. Equity return is now at value 8.69, with 1.03 for asset returns.

Based on Capital One Financial Corp. (COF), the company’s capital structure generated 0.46 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.41. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.86. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 1.08.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is -4.0 million with net debt to EBITDA at 0.61. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.53. The receivables turnover for the company is 16.31for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.08. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.27.


To sum up, Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) has seen a better performance recently. Analysts have differing views on the stock, with some seeing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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