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How to buy Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Capital One Financial Corporation shares.

Capital One Financial Corporation is a credit services business based in the US. Capital One Financial Corporation stocks (COF.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $149.17 – an increase of 2.17% over the previous week. Capital One Financial Corporation employs 50,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $31.7 billion.

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Is it a good time to buy Capital One Financial Corporation stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Capital One Financial Corporation's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Capital One Financial Corporation's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $160.56, which is 37.00% up on its pre-crash value of $101.15 and 322.53% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $38.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Capital One Financial Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $429.99 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,610.42.

Capital One Financial Corporation stock price (NYSE:COF)

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Capital One Financial Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-15.
Latest market close$160.56
52-week range$98.12 - $177.27
50-day moving average $150.00
200-day moving average $156.12
Wall St. target price$186.74
PE ratio 6.0047
Dividend yield $1.5 (1.49%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $26.74

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Capital One Financial Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $160.56 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-11) 1.29%
1 month (2021-12-17) 11.44%
3 months (2021-10-18) -5.08%
6 months (2021-07-16) 1.93%
1 year (2021-01-15) 42.68%
2 years (2020-01-17) 54.19%
3 years (2019-01-18) 88.96%
5 years (2017-01-18) 83.96%

Is Capital One Financial Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Capital One Financial Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Capital One Financial Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Capital One Financial Corporation's P/E ratio

Capital One Financial Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Capital One Financial Corporation shares trade at around 6x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Capital One Financial Corporation's PEG ratio

Capital One Financial Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.4456. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Capital One Financial Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Capital One Financial Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $31.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 51.35%
Gross profit TTM $18.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.96%
Return on equity TTM 20.56%
Profit margin 39.51%
Book value $133.91
Market capitalisation $68.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Capital One Financial Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Capital One Financial Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Capital One Financial Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 25.07

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Capital One Financial Corporation's overall score of 25.07 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 43rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Capital One Financial Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Capital One Financial Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.94/100

Capital One Financial Corporation's environmental score of 0.94 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Capital One Financial Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Capital One Financial Corporation's social score

Social score: 13.59/100

Capital One Financial Corporation's social score of 13.59 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Capital One Financial Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Capital One Financial Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 11.42/100

Capital One Financial Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Capital One Financial Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Capital One Financial Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 4/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Capital One Financial Corporation scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that Capital One Financial Corporation has a damaged public profile.

Capital One Financial Corporation share dividends

10%

Dividend payout ratio: 9.66% of net profits

Recently Capital One Financial Corporation has paid out, on average, around 9.66% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.49% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Capital One Financial Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.49% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Capital One Financial Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.5 per share.

While Capital One Financial Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Capital One Financial Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Capital One Financial Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 25 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Capital One Financial Corporation's shares ever split?

Capital One Financial Corporation's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 1 June 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Capital One Financial Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Capital One Financial Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Capital One Financial Corporation's share price.

Capital One Financial Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Capital One Financial Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $98.1207 up to $177.2668. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

COF.US volatility(beta: 1.65)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Capital One Financial Corporation's is 1.6533. This would suggest that Capital One Financial Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Capital One Financial Corporation overview

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the financial services 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, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It operates through three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking. The company accepts checking accounts, money market deposits, negotiable order of withdrawals, savings deposits, and time deposits. Its loan products include credit card loans; auto and retail banking loans; and commercial and multifamily real estate, and commercial and industrial loans. The company also offers credit and debit card products; online direct banking services; and treasury management and depository services. It serves consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients through digital channels, branches, cafés, and other distribution channels located in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and California. Capital One Financial Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

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