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Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE: COF), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 36354.04. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Capital One Financial Corporation is 71.23 (with a change from open of 0.95%), this in conjunction with a target price of 78.57. Volume today has so far reached 578215, with an average volume of about 3641.41. The GAP for this stock, is 0.50%.

The P/E ratio is 9.92, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 8.8. The current EPS for Capital One Financial Corporation, is 7.08, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -7.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -0.94%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Capital One Financial Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 11.04% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 4.40%. Quarter over quarter is 13.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 12.80%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 0.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 5.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 88.50%. Shares outstanding is 517.79, while shares float is at a value of 509.21. Float short for Capital One Financial Corporation is 1.51% and the short ratio is 2.11.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.79, while the total debt/equity comes to 0. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is , and the quick ratio is . The most recent gross margin is and their operating margin is 66.00%. The profit margin is 17.40%.

Capital One Financial Corporation has seen returns on assets of 1.10%, and on investment, 14.60%. Return on equity is 7.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.26. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.68, with Price/book ratio coming to 0.75 and Price/cash is 5.09, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 3.34.

The simple moving averages are 3.90% and 4.69% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -11.13% and the 52 week low is 24.02%.

Capital One Financial Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.28%, with a current price of 71.23. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 22.40%. This is in an industry, Credit Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Capital One Financial Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Credit Services industry means that Capital One Financial Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -2.01%, with performance for the month coming to 2.81%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 10.04%, and for the half year the performance is -5.32%. Volatility for this week is 2.00% and for the month this is 1.54%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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