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 highest price target was 116, which equates to a potential upside of 37.08 percent. The minimum price target given was 80, which equates to a potential downside of -5.46 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.02 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -1.13 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.32 percent. 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. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 6 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of COF to grow at a rate of 13.05 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, 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. Currently the stock is 28.21 percent higher than its low, and 12.69 percent below the 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.