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, which equates to a potential upside of 37.08 percent. The lowest price target was 80, implying a possible loss of -5.46 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.02 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.13 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.32 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.32 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 9 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 6 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of COF to grow at a rate of 13.05 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. COF has a PEG ratio of 0.95.

COF has traded between a high of 96.92 and a low of 66.00 over the past year. Currently the stock is 28.21 percent higher than its low, and 12.69 percent below the high. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.