COF stock: buy or sell?

COF stock price: $102.64 -0.14% At close on February 14th, 2020

Updated on:
February 14th, 2020


Shares of Capital One Financial remained steady a neutral -0.14% and closed at $102.64.

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association; and Capital One, National Association, which provides various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

Should I buy COF stock?

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Currently, Capital One Financial stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Capital One Financial stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for COF stock for the last 30 days.

COF stock analysis

Daily outlook

Capital One Financial shares remained constant -0.14% to $102.64 on Feb 14th.

Shares of Capital One Financial ended on Feb 14th at $102.64 and remained steady a neutral -0.14%. COF is soaring again after a 4.44% correction from its last top on February 6th at $105.59. Since October when COF stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $17.63 (20.74%). On Jan 22nd, COF hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $105.29 recorded on December. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences. On November, SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up triggering a rise of 10.95%.

COF stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Capital One Financial shares inched 0.83% this week, ending at $102.64.

Price pattern shows an uptrend with two rising tops and bottoms, and now trading upwards to the $107.17 resistance. Not so far away is the last all-time high Capital One Financial marked late January. Late August 2019 COF price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides. Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up by mid June 2019, COF price climbed $13.49 per share (15.13%).

COF stock chart (weekly)

COF stock price history

COF stock went public on November 16th, 1994 with a price of $3.721. Since then, COF stock grew a 2,659.10%, with a yearly average of 106.40%. If you had invested $1,000 in COF stock in 1994, it would worth $26,591.00 today.

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

COF stock historical price chart

COF stock reached all-time highs on January 22nd with a price of $107.17.

COF stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we have not found any price forecast for Capital One Financial stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since April, when Capital One Financial published its last earnings report, it . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
COF earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Capital One Financial annual sales inched a fine 3.53% to $27,173.00 M USD from $26,247.00 marked in 2017. On the other hand, its income margin (compared to revenues) climbed to 22.14%, that is $6,015.00 million.

Capital One Financial fiscal year ends in December, and to evaluate its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Capital One Financial TTM sales up to March 2019 were $27,442.00 and earnings $6,081.00 million USD. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Capital One Financial business evolution since December 2018: Annual revenues up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, remained stable a slightly fine 0.99%. Regarding profit margin, Capital One Financial stayed stable 0.02% to 22.14%

COF annual Sales and Income evolution
2014$21,825 M-$4,428 M20.3%-
2015$22,647 M3.77%$4,050 M17.9%-8.54%
2016$24,648 M8.84%$3,751 M15.2%-7.38%
2017$26,247 M6.49%$1,982 M7.6%-47.16%
2018$27,173 M3.53%$6,015 M22.1%203.48%
TTM $27,442 M0.99%$6,081 M22.2%1.10%

Quarterly financial results

Capital One Financial reported $6,901.00 M in sales for 2019-Q1, a 1.37% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $1,412.00 M with a profit margin of 20.46%. Profit margin grew a 1.94% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 18.52%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Capital One Financial sales marked a tiny growth and stepped up a 2.39%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Capital One Financial posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
COF quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q4$6,825 M-$-971 M-14.2%-
2018-Q1$6,740 M-1.25%$1,346 M20.0%-238.62%
2018-Q2$7,023 M4.20%$1,906 M27.1%41.60%
2018-Q3$6,710 M-4.46%$1,502 M22.4%-21.20%
2018-Q4$6,808 M1.46%$1,261 M18.5%-16.05%
2019-Q1$6,901 M1.37%$1,412 M20.5%11.97%

Capital One Financial ownership

When you are planning to buy a stock, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Capital One Financial, 0.82% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for COF stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

Market cap$47.8 B
Total shares465.7 M
Float shares452.4 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)94.2%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.8%
Shares in short selling0.0%

COF summary

Friday, February 14th, 2020
Day range$102.22 - $103.23
Previous close$102.78
Session gain-0.14%
Average true range$1.99
50d mov avg$102.19
100d mov avg$97.51
200d mov avg$93.25
Daily patternlb01a
Weekly pattern lb02a

Capital One Financial performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. We compared Capital One Financial against in the following table:
COFCapital One Finan...5.81%21.01%27.96%

Capital One Financial competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Capital One Financial competitor. This doesn't mean Capital One Financial does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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