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Monday, 14 July 2003
July 14, 2003 Capital One Financial Corp. (COF)
You know when the market is running our kind of companies show up on the list! Now this is a bit of a different stock than some of our little dot.com's and fast growing tech stocks. This is a large cap financial services company....but for the most part fits our criteria nicely!

I do not own any shares of this company and nobody in my family owns shares but I am sure I make some monthly payments to this Bank for one or more credit cards in my family!

COF is having a nice day today trading at $55* on the day. This is a BIG company with an $11.7 Billion market cap. 226.4 Million shares are outstanding with 225.1 million floating. They pay a small dividend of $.11 per share for a yield of 0.21% (all of this from Yahoo.)

For big banks this isn't THAT big...fyi Citigroup (C) has a market cap of $237 Billion with 5 billion shares outstanding....about 20 times the size of this financial services company!.

Capital One Financial, per CNN.Money, is "the holding company for Capital One Bank, offers a variety of credit card and financial services to customers."

According to Yahoo news, Capitol One reported first quarter results on April 21, 2003. Earnings for the first quarter were $309.1 million or $1.35/share vs. $188.0 million or $.83/share for the prior year. COF also reported SEQUENTIAL improvement in earnings with $239.7 million or $1.05 in the fourth quarter of 2002.

Morningstar.com shows a nice linear growth in revenue with $2.6 billion reported in 1998, $4.0 billion in 1999, $5.5 billion in 2000, $7.4 billion in 2001, and $9.6 billion in 2002.

Banks have different financial reporting than other companies and I will not venture into this except to say that the company appears to be showing continued financial health and you might wish to look at the first quarter earnings news as reported on Yahoo at http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/030421/dcm040_1.html

Looks like a nice financial if that is what you are in the market for!

Happy Monday everyone. The thing I love about Monday is that we have all those trading days to look forward to!

Regards to all of my friends!

Bob *on the original post I listed $33.66 the FNF price below...rechecked price based on time of original post....just wanted to clarify this!


Posted by bobsadviceforstocks at 12:34 PM CDT | Post Comment | Permalink
Updated: Friday, 18 July 2003 8:48 PM CDT

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