Taking a Fresh Look at Capital One Financial Corporation (COF)

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 $92.33, down from yesterday’s close by -1.50%. 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 $45.24 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 9.34 % 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 $11.92 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $2.54 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.15% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. 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 14.17% off that level. The stock is trading $94.39 its 50-day moving average by 2.06%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $76.98.

In recent action, Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) has made a move of -0.94% 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 12.54, 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 0.94% with $483.24 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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