How to buy Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Capital One Financial Corporation shares.

Capital One Financial Corporation
NYSE: COF - USD
CREDIT SERVICES
$167.84
+ $2.15 ( + 1.30%)

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Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) is a leading credit services business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$163.16 after a previous close of US$163.91. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD160.635 to a high of USD165.085. The latest price was USD161.7 (25 minute delay). Capital One Financial Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Capital One Financial Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Capital One Financial Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: COF. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Capital One Financial Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$163.91, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Capital One Financial Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Capital One Financial Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Capital One Financial Corporation stock price (NYSE:COF)

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Capital One Financial Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
OpenUS$163.16
HighUS$165.085
LowUS$160.635
CloseUS$161.7
Previous closeUS$163.91
Change US$-2.21
Change % -1.3483%
Volume 2,661,439
Information last updated 2021-10-22.
52-week rangeUS$69.7548 - US$177.95
50-day moving average US$163.3323
200-day moving average US$158.3863
Target priceUS$186.48
PE ratio 6.6522
Dividend yield US$1 (0.6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$25.057

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Capital One Financial Corporation share growth calculator

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Capital One Financial Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $161.7

1 week (2021-10-14) -2.60%
1 month (2021-09-24) -2.69%
3 months (2021-07-23) 1.01%
6 months (2021-04-23) 19.18%
1 year (2020-10-23) 107.33%
2 years (2019-10-23) 74.26%
3 years (2018-10-23) 85.78%
5 years (2016-10-21) 115.92%

Is Capital One Financial Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Capital One Financial Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Capital One Financial Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Capital One Financial Corporation's P/E ratio

Capital One Financial Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Capital One Financial Corporation shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Capital One Financial Corporation's PEG ratio

Capital One Financial Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5246. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Capital One Financial Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Capital One Financial Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$30.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 51.72%
Gross profit TTM US$18.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.8%
Return on equity TTM 19.62%
Profit margin 38.68%
Book value 130.317
Market capitalisation US$74.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Capital One Financial Corporation shares

There are currently 4.8 million Capital One Financial Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Capital One Financial Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 10.7% up from 4.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Capital One Financial Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Capital One Financial Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Capital One Financial Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Capital One Financial Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Capital One Financial Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 3.2 million). Capital One Financial Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.51. In other words for every 100,000 Capital One Financial Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1510 shares are currently held short.

However Capital One Financial Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Capital One Financial Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Capital One Financial Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Capital One Financial Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Capital One Financial Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0123% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Capital One Financial Corporation shares, roughly 12 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Capital One Financial Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Capital One Financial Corporation stock.

Capital One Financial Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Capital One Financial Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Capital One Financial Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 25.07

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Capital One Financial Corporation's overall score of 25.07 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 43rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Capital One Financial Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Capital One Financial Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.94/100

Capital One Financial Corporation's environmental score of 0.94 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Capital One Financial Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Capital One Financial Corporation's social score

Social score: 13.59/100

Capital One Financial Corporation's social score of 13.59 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Capital One Financial Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Capital One Financial Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 11.42/100

Capital One Financial Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Capital One Financial Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Capital One Financial Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 4/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Capital One Financial Corporation scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that Capital One Financial Corporation has a damaged public profile.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Capital One Financial Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 25.07
Total ESG percentile 43.44
Environmental score 0.94
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 13.59
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 11.42
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 4

Capital One Financial Corporation share dividends

8%

Dividend payout ratio: 8.36% of net profits

Recently Capital One Financial Corporation has paid out, on average, around 8.36% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Capital One Financial Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Capital One Financial Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

While Capital One Financial Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Capital One Financial Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Capital One Financial Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 19 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Capital One Financial Corporation's shares ever split?

Capital One Financial Corporation's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 1 June 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Capital One Financial Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Capital One Financial Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Capital One Financial Corporation's share price.

Capital One Financial Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Capital One Financial Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$69.7548 up to US$177.95. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

COF.US volatility(beta: 1.74)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Capital One Financial Corporation's is 1.7365. This would suggest that Capital One Financial Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Capital One Financial Corporation overview

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the financial services holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association; and Capital One, National Association, which provides various financial products and services in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It operates through three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking. The company accepts checking accounts, money market deposits, negotiable order of withdrawals, savings deposits, and time deposits. Its loan products include credit card loans; auto and retail banking loans; and commercial and multifamily real estate, and commercial and industrial loans. The company also offers credit and debit card products; online direct banking services; and treasury management and depository services. It serves consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients through digital channels, branches, cafés, and other distribution channels located in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and California. Capital One Financial Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

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