How Analysts Feel About Capital One Financial Corp. After Today’s Bullish Options Activity?

 How Analysts Feel About Capital One Financial Corp. After Today's Bullish Options Activity?

In today’s session Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) registered an unusually high (1,811) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the November, 2016 call, expecting serious COF increase. With 1,811 contracts traded and 9044 open interest for the Nov, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: COF161118C00077000 closed last at: $0.5 or 10.7% down. About 845,972 shares traded hands. Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) has risen 7.07% since March 30, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.06% the S&P500.

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) Ratings Coverage

Out of 25 analysts covering Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF), 13 rate it a “Buy”, 3 “Sell”, while 9 “Hold”. This means 52% are positive. $113 is the highest target while $67 is the lowest. The $83.11 average target is 13.01% above today’s ($73.54) stock price. Capital One Financial Corp. has been the topic of 46 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, June 8 by Sterne Agee CRT. On Tuesday, October 6 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Outperform”. On Monday, July 27 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Agricole to “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, April 27 by Sandler O’Neill. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, August 6 with “Buy”. The stock of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, October 11 by Wedbush. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by Credit Suisse on Monday, December 21. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Wednesday, April 27 to “Underperform”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, December 22 by Evercore. The stock of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, January 7.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Capital One Financial is a holding company whose subsidiaries provide a variety of products and services to consumers using its proprietary information-based strategy. The corporation’s principal subsidiary, Capital One Bank offers credit card products. Capital One Services, Inc., another subsidiary of the corporation, provides various operating, administrative and other services to the corporation and its subsidiaries.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.76 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.09, from 0.85 in 2016Q1. The ratio fall, as 67 funds sold all Capital One Financial Corp. shares owned while 297 reduced positions. 44 funds bought stakes while 231 increased positions. They now own 435.73 million shares or 2.30% less from 446.00 million shares in 2016Q1.
Wells Fargo Co Mn holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) for 2.37M shares. James Research Inc last reported 8,845 shares in the company. Focused Wealth Management, a New York-based fund reported 2,215 shares. Md Sass last reported 71,000 shares in the company. Adirondack Tru holds 311 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Mount Vernon Assoc Incorporated Md last reported 4,750 shares in the company. Tiaa Cref Trust Fsb Mo has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF). Rbf Cap Limited Liability Co has invested 0.32% of its portfolio in Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF). Ckw Fincl Group, a Hawaii-based fund reported 2,400 shares. Mgmt Of Virginia Limited Com has invested 0.23% of its portfolio in Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF). Wesbanco National Bank accumulated 15,300 shares or 0.06% of the stock. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement last reported 0.15% of its portfolio in the stock. Natixis has 0.01% invested in the company for 6,345 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Mgmt Bv, a Netherlands-based fund reported 90,284 shares. Winslow Evans & Crocker owns 13,172 shares or 0% of their US portfolio.

Insider Transactions: Since October 27, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $19.99 million net activity. Another trade for 265,914 shares valued at $19.99 million was made by FAIRBANK RICHARD D on Thursday, October 27.

Capital One Financial Corporation is a financial services holding company. The company has a market cap of $37.36 billion. The Firm offers a range of financial services and products to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through branches, the Internet and other distribution channels. It has a 10.48 P/E ratio.

COF Company Profile

Capital One Financial Corporation, incorporated on July 21, 1994, is a diversified financial services holding company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, offers a range of financial services and products to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through branches, the Internet and other distribution channels. The Company’s divisions include Credit Card, Consumer Banking, Commercial Banking and Other. The Credit Card segment consists of its domestic consumer and small business card lending, and the international card lending businesses in Canada and the United Kingdom. The Consumer Banking segment consists of its branch lending and deposit gathering activities for clients and small businesses, national deposit gathering, national auto lending and consumer home loan lending and servicing activities. The Commercial Banking consists of its lending, deposit gathering and treasury management services to commercial real estate, and commercial and industrial customers. The Other segment includes management of its corporate investment portfolio and asset/liability management.

Another recent and important Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) news was published by Prnewswire.com which published an article titled: “Capital One to be exclusive long-term card issuing partner with Leading …” on October 03, 2016.

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