Is it time to Buy before this week’s earning report Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF)

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Earnings results for Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF)

Capital One Financial Corporation is expected* to report earnings on 04/27/2021 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Mar 2021. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 8 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $4.17. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $-3.02.

Capital One Financial last issued its earnings data on January 25th, 2021. The financial services provider reported $5.29 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.85 by $2.44. The company had revenue of $7.34 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.92 billion. Its revenue for the quarter was down 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Capital One Financial has generated $12.09 earnings per share over the last year and currently has a price-to-earnings ratio of 69.1. Capital One Financial has confirmed that its next quarterly earnings report will be published on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021.

Analyst Opinion on Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF)

14 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Capital One Financial in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $131.00, predicting that the stock has a possible downside of 5.27%. The high price target for COF is $164.00 and the low price target for COF is $82.00. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 12 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of “Buy.” Capital One Financial also publishes sell-side equities research reports and recommendations about other companies, which can be viewed at this link.

Capital One Financial has received a consensus rating of Buy. The company’s average rating score is 2.86, and is based on 12 buy ratings, 2 hold ratings, and no sell ratings. According to analysts’ consensus price target of $131.00, Capital One Financial has a forecasted downside of 5.3% from its current price of $138.29. Capital One Financial has been the subject of 7 research reports in the past 90 days, demonstrating strong analyst interest in this stock.

Dividend Strength: Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF)

Capital One Financial has a dividend yield of 1.18%, which is in the bottom 25% of all stocks that pay dividends. Capital One Financial has only been increasing its dividend for 1 years. The dividend payout ratio of Capital One Financial is 13.23%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Capital One Financial will have a dividend payout ratio of 16.23% next year. This indicates that Capital One Financial will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.

Insiders buying/selling: Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF)

In the past three months, Capital One Financial insiders have sold more of their company’s stock than they have bought. Specifically, they have bought $0.00 in company stock and sold $15,176,648.00 in company stock. Only 1.47% of the stock of Capital One Financial is held by insiders. 89.60% of the stock of Capital One Financial is held by institutions. High institutional ownership can be a signal of strong market trust in this company.

Earnings and Valuation of Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF

Earnings for Capital One Financial are expected to grow by 219.09% in the coming year, from $3.09 to $9.86 per share. The P/E ratio of Capital One Financial is 69.15, which means that it is trading at a more expensive P/E ratio than the market average P/E ratio of about 24.19. The P/E ratio of Capital One Financial is 69.15, which means that it is trading at a more expensive P/E ratio than the Finance sector average P/E ratio of about 23.04. Capital One Financial has a PEG Ratio of 1.20. PEG Ratios above 1 indicate that a company could be overvalued. Capital One Financial has a P/B Ratio of 1.11. P/B Ratios below 3 indicates that a company is reasonably valued with respect to its assets and liabilities.

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