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DOW   34,899.34
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S&P 500   4,594.62
DOW   34,899.34
QQQ   391.20
S&P 500   4,594.62
DOW   34,899.34
QQQ   391.20
S&P 500   4,594.62
DOW   34,899.34
QQQ   391.20

Capital One Financial Stock Competitors

-6.70 (-4.30%)
(As of 11/26/2021 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
3.08 million shs
Average Volume
3.07 million shs
Market Capitalization
$63.49 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) Vs. AXP, DFS, CACC, SLM, NNI, GDOT, PRAA, ECPG, WRLD, and RM

Should you be buying Capital One Financial stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Capital One Financial include American Express (AXP), Discover Financial Services (DFS), Credit Acceptance (CACC), SLM (SLM), Nelnet (NNI), Green Dot (GDOT), PRA Group (PRAA), Encore Capital Group (ECPG), World Acceptance (WRLD), and Regional Management (RM). These companies are all part of the "consumer finance" industry.

Capital One Financial vs.

Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) and Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, valuation, profitability, dividends, community ranking and institutional ownership.

In the previous week, Discover Financial Services had 1 more articles in the media than Capital One Financial. MarketBeat recorded 5 mentions for Discover Financial Services and 4 mentions for Capital One Financial. Capital One Financial's average media sentiment score of 0.13 beat Discover Financial Services' score of -0.09 indicating that Capital One Financial is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Capital One Financial
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Discover Financial Services
0 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)

Capital One Financial pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Discover Financial Services pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Capital One Financial pays out 9.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Discover Financial Services pays out 12.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Discover Financial Services received 136 more outperform votes than Capital One Financial when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 78.02% of users gave Discover Financial Services an outperform vote while only 70.45% of users gave Capital One Financial an outperform vote.

Capital One FinancialOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes
Discover Financial ServicesOutperform Votes
Underperform Votes

Capital One Financial has a beta of 1.67, meaning that its share price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Discover Financial Services has a beta of 1.72, meaning that its share price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Capital One Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Discover Financial Services. Capital One Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Discover Financial Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Capital One Financial$31.64 billion2.01$2.71 billion$26.785.57
Discover Financial Services$12.95 billion2.59$1.14 billion$16.726.85

Capital One Financial presently has a consensus price target of $181.99, indicating a potential upside of 22.01%. Discover Financial Services has a consensus price target of $128.44, indicating a potential upside of 12.10%. Given Capital One Financial's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Capital One Financial is more favorable than Discover Financial Services.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Capital One Financial
1 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
13 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Discover Financial Services
0 Sell rating(s)
8 Hold rating(s)
10 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)

Capital One Financial has a net margin of 39.92% compared to Discover Financial Services' net margin of 39.15%. Discover Financial Services' return on equity of 45.80% beat Capital One Financial's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Capital One Financial 39.92% 19.85% 2.92%
Discover Financial Services 39.15% 45.80% 4.64%

88.5% of Capital One Financial shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 84.9% of Discover Financial Services shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Capital One Financial shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Discover Financial Services shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Capital One Financial beats Discover Financial Services on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding COF and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment >-1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) vs. Its Competitors

TypeCapital One FinancialNational commercial banks IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$63.49B$16.52B$8.29B$15.39B
Dividend Yield1.54%2.66%4.73%3.08%
P/E Ratio5.579.1312.9223.53
Price / Sales2.013.21198.4833.53
Price / Cash11.5813.9435.3989.50
Price / Book1.001.242.467.96
Net Income$2.71B$1.29B$567.76M$377.07M
7 Day Performance-1.43%-1.87%0.52%-2.35%
1 Month Performance-2.19%-0.71%-1.69%-2.78%
1 Year Performance69.96%32.76%28.18%28.78%

Capital One Financial Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
American Express
2.6681 of 5 stars
+30.0%$121.47B$36.09B16.3964,000Short Interest ↓
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Discover Financial Services
3.1556 of 5 stars
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Credit Acceptance
1.8698 of 5 stars
+115.5%$9.39B$1.67B11.912,033Positive News
2.5598 of 5 stars
+61.9%$5.24B$2.35B5.021,600Gap Down
1.8498 of 5 stars
N/A+26.5%$3.35B$1.73B6.836,199News Coverage
Green Dot
2.2165 of 5 stars
-31.3%$2.11B$1.25B65.261,200Insider Selling
News Coverage
Gap Down
PRA Group
1.8898 of 5 stars
Encore Capital Group
1.6031 of 5 stars
World Acceptance
1.8548 of 5 stars
+79.9%$1.38B$525.53M15.163,175Gap Down
Regional Management
2.4165 of 5 stars
Insider Selling
1.8298 of 5 stars
N/A+39.7%$424.35M$729.55M47.326,500Gap Down
Nicholas Financial
2.0081 of 5 stars
This page was last updated on 11/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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