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Shares of Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) recorded -0.33% loss during trading session on December 6th, 2018. The script traded as low as $81.85 and last traded at $84.61. 3.81 million shares changed exchanged hands during trading, a drop of -38.51% from the 30-day average session volume of 2.75M shares. The firm had previously closed at $84.89. The company has $477.80M outstanding shares, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.61, price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.51and a beta of 1.25. The company has a RSI of 37.31, ATR of 2.35 and a volatility of 3.31% this week. COF has a 52 week low price of $84.31 and a 52 week high price of $106.50.

Investors have identified the tech company Capital One Financial Corporation as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around 40.43B, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.

Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) Fundamentals that are to be considered.

When analyzing a stock, the first fundamental thing to take into account is the balance sheet. How healthy the balance sheet of a company is will determine if the company will be able to carry out all its financial and non-financial obligations and also keep the faith of its investors. For COF, the company has in raw cash 82.02 billion on their books with 0 currently as liabilities. How the trend is over time is what investors should be concerned about. The company has a healthy balance sheet as their debt profile has been on an incline. In terms of their assets, the company currently has 14.51 billion total, with 0 as their total liabilities. This figure have given the company a good sense of viability under numerous contexts.

COF were able to record 0 as free cash flow during the third quarter of the year, this saw their quarterly net cash flow reduce by 9.04 billion. In cash movements, the company had a total of 0 as operating cash flow.

Potential earnings growth for Capital One Financial Corporation (COF)

In order to determine the future investment potential for this stock, we will have to analyze key trends that affect it. During the third quarter of the year, Capital One Financial Corporation recorded a total of 6.9 billion in revenue. This figure implies that they witnessed a quarterly year/year change in their earnings with 0.07% coming in sequential stages and their sales for the third quarter increasing by 0.04%.

What matters though is how it ends. When the core data for the company is broken down, then the stock sounds interesting. The company spent 1.11 billion trying to sell their products during the last quarter, with the result yielding a gross income of 5.79 billion. This allows shareholders to hold on to 477.80M with the revenue now reading 3010 cents per share. This is a figure that is close to analyst’s prediction for their fourth quarter (2.72 cents a share).

Is the stock of COF attractive?

Having a look at the company’s valuation, the company is expected to record 11.35 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on COF sounds very interesting.

In related news, Controller Golden Timothy P sold 4,073 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that recorded on August 2nd, 2018. The sale was performed at an average price of 95.85, for a total value of 390,397. As the sale deal closes, the Director Golden Timothy P now sold 16,446 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 1,644,600. Also, Senior Advisor to the CEO Borgmann Kevin S. sold 19,117 shares of the company’s stock in a deal that was recorded on July 24th, 2018. The shares were sold at an average price of 100.00 per share, with a total market value of 43,450. Following this completion of acquisition, the Chairman, CEO and President now holds 242,090 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 24,046,555. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 0.70%.

9 out of 24 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 4 have maintained a Hold recommendation on Capital One Financial Corporation stock. 0 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the COF stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the company’s shares has been set at $113.59.