Over and over again these stocks have surprised everyone: Capital One Financial Corporation (COF), Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU)

Santos Kleber, Pres., Retail & Direct Banking, sold 3,570 shares of the Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) in an exchange that happened on February 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.49 per share, amounting to a transaction worth $294,489. The sale was made public in a document filed with the SEC. Additionally, Controller Golden Timothy P sold 4,073 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place on August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $95.85 per share, for a total exchange amounting to $390,397. After the transaction, the Controller Golden Timothy P currently holds 14,668 shares of the company’s stock, which is worth approximately $1220524.

With this stock price’s latest movement, it is now -17.83% away from its 1-year high and 19.04% higher than its 1-year low price. In the past seven days, the stock price volatility for Capital One Financial Corporation was 1.45%, whereas its volatility in the past 30 days has been 1.79%. This public company’s stock also has a beta score of 1.26. When the beta value is less/more than 1, it can imply that the stock is less/more volatile than the wider stock market – a metric that traders will surely be keeping tabs on.

Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) most recently published its quarterly earnings results. The firm posted $1.87 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, missing analysts’ consensus estimate of $2.37 by $0.50. The publicly-traded organization reported revenue of $7,013.00 million for the quarter, compared to the average analyst forecast calling for $7,078.65 million, which was missing the analyst consensus estimate.

Shares of Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) plunged -0.63%, amounting to a loss of -$0.53 per share, to finish the regular trading session at $83.21 on Thursday 03/14/2019. After beginning the session at $83.62, shares of Capital One Financial Corporation reached as high as $83.9533 during the day, while hitting a 1-day low of $83.19. Trade volume reached 1,735,547 shares against this stock’s average daily volume of 3.03M shares, with a total float of 464.50M. As a consequence of the price decrease, Capital One Financial Corporation now has a current market value of 38.89B.

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) added 0.15% to its trading price by the close of the most recent session, jumping from its previous closing price of $95.13 to $95.27. This stock increased in value by 1.23% during the last 7-day period, and experienced a gain of 2.05% over the past 30-day period. In the past three months, this stock’s price grew by 15.98% , and subtracted -2.45% to its price during the last six months of trading. PRU demonstrated a yearly price loss of -13.07% , while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance has been up 16.82% . This stock’s price changed by +26.00% compared to its 90-day low, and moved down -2.78% comparing to its 90-day high price.

Have a quick look on short, medium and long-term indicators. According to the Composite Indicator, Trendspotter rated the PRU stock as “Hold”. In the short-term, Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU) has a 20-day average volume of 2,060,500 shares and short-term indicators sets the PRU stock as “ 60% Buy ” on average basis. In the medium-term, PRU stock has a 50-Day average volume of 2,174,024 shares and medium-term indicators gave the average rating of “ 25% Buy ”, while in the long-term period the FB stock has a 100-Day average volume of 2,396,688 shares. On average, long-term indicators rated the stock as “67% Buy ”. The overall picture from all short, medium and long-term indicators sets the PRU stock as “48% Buy ” on average basis.

Recently, multiple brokerages have sent out reports on PRU. Wells Fargo, for example, Resumed its rating on shares of Prudential Financial, Inc. to a “Outperform”, while setting a $105 price target on shares of the company’s stock, according to a research note from Tuesday January 8th, 2019. while giving the stock a “ Buy” from “Neutral ” rating, as stated in a research report from Monday, June 4th, 2018. Credit Suisse, on the other hand, Initiated a “Neutral” rating on this stock, while posting a $102 price target on shares of this company’s stock in a research note dated Wednesday, April 25th, 2018.

In other news related to Prudential Financial, Inc. stock, 67.03% shares of PRU held by institutions. The total number of institutions who held the PRU shares was 1,309, according to most recent SEC filling. During the past quarter, total 274,138,656 shares held by institutions with the net change of 273,593 shares. In the meantime, 119 new institutions bought the shares of Prudential Financial, Inc. for the first time and 127 institutions sold all their holdings in the company’s common stock. 544 institutions increased their investment in the PRU stock and 562 institutions decreased their investment in the Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU)’s stock during the last quarter.