Capital One Financial Corporation (COF): What’s the Story?

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) is an interesting player in the Financial space, with a focus on Credit Services. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $96.90, up from yesterday’s close by 0.53%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) currently trades with a market capitalization of $47.37 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 9.90 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $12.49 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $2.31 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.12% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

No analysis is ever complete without a thorough survey of a stock’s technical behavior. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Capital One Financial Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $106.50. It is now trading 9.6% off that level. The stock is trading $97.02 its 50-day moving average by 0.11999999999999%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $76.05.

In recent action, Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) has made a move of -2.48% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 13.41, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 0.90% with $483.13 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of COF.

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