Analyst Ratings for Capital One Financial Corp. (COF)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. Last month, COF received an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 13 analysts, 2 issued an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for COF. The most optimistic price target was 116, implying a possible profit of 37.08 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 80, implying a possible loss of -5.46 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.02 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.13 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.32 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.32 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 9 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 6 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of COF's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 13.05 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of COF is 0.95.

In the trailing 52-weeks, COF hit 96.92 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 66.00. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 28.21 percent, and below the high by 12.69 percent. COF has a price/earnings ratio of 12.39. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The COF value stock report compares COF to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $41.02 billion. COF is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.