COF stock: buy or sell

COF stock price: $132.91 1.07% At close on Apr 21st, 2021

Updated on:
Apr 22nd, 2021


COF stock brief

  • Capital One closed on Wednesday at $132.91 (1.07%) prior to presenting financial results on Thursday at 16:00
  • Price is drawing a scaled uptrend since March 2020 with higher tops and higher bottoms. This rally marked a 254.33% gain
  • Piper Sandler posted a bullish rating for Capital One on Tuesday, targeting $164.00
  • Capital One marked a new all-time high last Friday, setting the new record at $137.75.
  • Capital One marked a new all-time high last Friday, setting the new record at $137.75.

Should I buy Capital One stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best moment to buy them. At, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best

Is $COF stock a buy?

Currently, Capital One stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy now. This doesn't mean $COF will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell Capital One stock?

When you are a novel trader and you own stock shares with some profit, it's really hard to decide the good moment to sell and get your benefits. Similarly to when we have to buy shares, choosing when is appropiate to sell is not a capricious decision, and we must adhere our own trading strategy. Our trading system selects very simple strategies to guide us on when is a good time to sell our shares. Be aware that these strategies should not be used for shorting Capital One stock

As a golden rule, you should not keep a trading operation that results in higher than expected losses by the time of the buy. The moment to sell your stock should always be determined by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell Capital One stock?

In the current situation of Capital One there is not any eligible sell setup, so Capital One stock holders with operations in profit can keep their positions

Capital One ratings

In the last month, 5 analyst ratings were published for Capital One. General sentiment is bullish, with 5 out of 5 publishing optimistic forecasts

Capital One analysts' ratings - Last month
Brokerage firmRating
Apr 1st, 2021
Morgan Stanley Buy
Apr 7th, 2021
Barclays Buy
Apr 8th, 2021
Piper Sandler Buy
Apr 14th, 2021
Piper Sandler Buy
Apr 20th, 2021
Piper Sandler Buy

Capital One stock analysis

Since in March 2020, Capital One has been drawing an uptrend that so far marked an amazing 254.33%. The price shows higher highs and higher troughs, and along the way provided some entry points for those who wanted to invest. Latest pullback was in late March, when price bounced at $121.21. Like in all uptrends, price needs to rest and currently price is moving in a range between $137.75 and $121.21

$COF at Highs

Capital One did it again, and reached new all-time highs (ATH) last Friday at $137.75

SMAs overview

COF stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistance levels are:

  • R1: $134.70 (1.35% above)
  • R2: $137.75 (3.64% above)
  • The current support levels are:

  • S1: $121.21 (-8.80% below)
  • S2: $115.09 (-13.41% below)
  • S3: $105.81 (-20.39% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    COF stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    The RSI dropped below the overbought level of 70 in mid-March after just crossing to the overbough zone for a single day (weak signal). The RSI value on Wednesday was 54.69. Capital One shares just moved a 0.23% since then

    COF stock RSI chart

    Capital One stock price history

    Capital One went public on Nov 16th, 1994 at $4.06 per share1. Since then, COF stock has risen by 3,173.65%, with an average of 122.06% per year. If you had invested thousand dollars in Capital One stock on the IPO, it would worth $32,736.45 today.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    COF stock price history chart

    Price target for Capital One stock

    How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable. Banks and financial organisations post their analysis predicting how a stock will performance in the future.

    The following table shows the price forecasts posted by brokerage institutions over the last 30 days. If you are a small trader you should not invest based on these forecasts.

    There are 5 price forecasts released for Capital One that average $156.80. Capital One closed at $132.91 on Wednesday, so the target price is forecasting an increase by 17.97%.

    Capital One stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Apr 1st, 2021
    Morgan Stanley $144.00$150.00
    Apr 7th, 2021
    Barclays $145.00$162.00
    Apr 8th, 2021
    Piper Sandler $148.00$154.00
    Apr 14th, 2021
    Piper Sandler $148.00$154.00
    Apr 20th, 2021
    Piper Sandler $154.00$164.00

    Earnings and financials

    Capital One performance

    COF performance compared
    Capital One ($COF) 7.20% 20.80% 71.40%

    Important note:
    The comments written in this article are personal and not recommendations for you to buy or sell stocks. The author of this text does not have any knowledge of the particular circumstances of the reader, his or her financial statements or his or her own best interests at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Viewpoints are expressed for informational reasons only

    COF summary

    Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
    Day range$127.8 - $133.42
    Previous close$131.5
    Session gain1.07%
    Average true range$3.34
    50d mov avg$126.96
    100d mov avg$113.49
    200d mov avg$92.49
    Earnings dateApril 22nd, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Capital One stock symbol?

    Capital One Financial Corporation is a public company trading in the US stock market with the COF symbol

    Is Capital One stock a buy or sell?

    Capital One received 5 ratings in the last 30 days: 5 bullish, 0 bearish and 0 neutral.

    Will COF go up?

    Capital One had different price predictions posted by analysts in the last 4 weeks setting the target price to $156.80. That is a 17.97% than the last price ($132.91).