Jefferies Believes Capital One Financial (NYSE: COF) Won’t Stop Here

In a report released yesterday, John Hecht from Jefferies maintained a Buy rating on Capital One Financial (COFResearch Report), with a price target of $190.00. The company’s shares closed last Thursday at $161.43, close to its 52-week high of $168.00.

According to, Hecht is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 15.9% and a 72.1% success rate. Hecht covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Santander Consumer USA, Synchrony Financial, and OneMain Holdings.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Capital One Financial is a Strong Buy with an average price target of $173.82, which is a 7.7% upside from current levels. In a report issued on July 12, Wells Fargo also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $180.00 price target.

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The company has a one-year high of $168.00 and a one-year low of $60.30. Currently, Capital One Financial has an average volume of 3.14M.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 106 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of COF in relation to earlier this year.

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Capital One Financial Corporation is a diversified banking company which primarily focuses on consumer and commercial lending as well as deposit origination. It engages in providing personal and commercial banking, credit cards, loans, savings and time deposits, treasury management and depository services. The company primarily operates in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.