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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for COF. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 116, implying a possible profit of 37.08 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.02 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.13 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.32 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.32 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 9 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 6 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of COF to grow at a rate of 13.05 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. 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 12.69 percent lower than its 52-week 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.