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.

Several price targets were given for COF by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 116, implying potential capital gains of 37.08 percent. The minimum price target given was 80, which equates to a potential downside of -5.46 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -2.02 percent. That number becomes -1.13 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 9 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 6 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of COF to grow at a rate of 13.05 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. COF has a PEG ratio of 0.95.

COF has a 52-week high of 96.92 and a 52-week low of 66.00. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 28.21 percent, and 12.69 percent lower than its 52-week high. COF has a P/E 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.