An investigation into Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF)’s technical aspects

After finishing at $92.93 in the prior trading day, Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) closed at $93.56, up 0.68%. In other words, the price has increased by $+0.63 from its previous closing price. On the day, 3982665 shares were traded. COF stock price reached its highest trading level at $94.61 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $89.44.

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Our goal is to gain a better understanding of COF by taking a closer look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 1.19 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 3.07. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 1.00 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 1.00.

Upgrades & Downgrades

On January 10, 2023, Jefferies Downgraded its rating to Hold which previously was Buy and also lowered its target price recommendation from $120 to $100.

Stephens Downgraded its Equal-Weight to Underweight on January 05, 2023, while the target price for the stock was maintained at $79.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Feb 14 when Blinde Neal sold 8,000 shares for $115.16 per share. The transaction valued at 921,280 led to the insider holds 121,472 shares of the business.

FAIRBANK RICHARD D sold 12,537 shares of COF for $1,438,871 on Nov 14. The Chairman and CEO now owns 3,757,022 shares after completing the transaction at $114.77 per share. On Nov 14, another insider, West Kara, who serves as the Chief Audit Officer of the company, sold 606 shares for $114.63 each. As a result, the insider received 69,466 and left with 7,793 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

As of this moment, Capital’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 5.25, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 6.21. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.17 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 0.75.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, COF has reached a high of $144.73, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $86.98. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 107.66, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 105.09.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 3.50M shares per day over the past 3-months and 3.9M shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 382.50M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 377.50M. Insiders hold about 1.00% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 91.00% stake in the company. Shares short for COF as of Jan 12, 2023 were 6.09M with a Short Ratio of 6.13M, compared to 6.01M on Dec 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 1.60% and a Short% of Float of 1.61%.

Dividends & Splits

In the trailing 12 months, COF’s forward annual dividend rate was 1.00, compared to 2.40 this year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 1.08%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 2.05%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 1.70. The current Payout Ratio is 13.40% for COF, which recently paid a dividend on Feb 16, 2023 with an ex-dividend date of Feb 02, 2023. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Jun 01, 1999 when the company split stock in a 3:1 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

Its stock is currently analyzed by 18 different market analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $4.12 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $5.57 and a low estimate of $2.69, while EPS last year was $5.62. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $3.74, with high estimates of $4.59 and low estimates of $2.7.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $16.83 and $11 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $14.46. EPS for the following year is $15.09, with 19 analysts recommending between $17.75 and $10.79.

Revenue Estimates

12 analysts predict $8.97B in revenue for the current quarter. It ranges from a high estimate of $9.37B to a low estimate of $8.64B. As of the current estimate, Capital One Financial Corporation’s year-ago sales were $8.17B, an estimated increase of 9.80% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 11 analysts are estimating revenue of $9.15B, an increase of 11.10% over than the figure of $9.80% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $9.33B for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $8.94B.

A total of 17 analysts have provided revenue estimates for COF’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $38B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $35.2B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $36.91B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $34.25B, up 7.80% from the average estimate. Based on 17 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $38.1B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $39.68B and the low estimate is $35.15B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 3.20% from the average revenue estimate for this year.