Does These Stocks Deserve Your Investment Dollars? – Capital One Financial Corporation (COF), D.R. Horton Inc. (DHI)

You should consider shares of Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) and D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE:DHI) if you are looking for a great stocks to invest in. Starting with the COF shares, which traded at $98.17 at the close of the recent session, dropping -1.07%. On Tuesday, the company’s shares shed -$1.06 from its value which represented in intraday trading. The stock is now 9.47% higher in year-to-date (YTD) trading. COF’s intraday high was $98.35 while its lowest price touched $96.63. The stock’s 52-week high price is $100.64, which means the current price is at -2.45%. In terms of trading activity, the daily trading volume rose to 2905468 against 200-day average trading volume of 2,168,187 shares.

What are analyst forecasts for Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF)?

At a consensus rating of 4.14, COF is trending as a streaking Moderate Buy, as it has been the case a month ago when 14 analysts called it a Moderate Buy. Two months ago, 13 analysts recommended, on average, that COF stock is a Moderate Buy. The Financial company’s shares’ overall bearish trend saw it close higher on Tuesday compared to its opening price of $98.10 on the day.

Forecasts for Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) give the stock a fair value for the growth of 7.39% from its last price. The 12-month price forecast for the stock by analysts puts the stock’s mean price target at $106.00, which means the price per share could rise by nearly $7.83. The price range target is between a low of $87.00 and a high of $153.00. The stock would need to gain by about $35.84 to hit the estimated high or 0.71% from its 12-month low.

The consensus among 23 analysts is that it is a good time for one to Overweight in the Capital One Financial Corporation. 14 analysts rate COF as a Buy, with 1 of 23 analysts rate it as a Sell. 2 have valued the stock as Overweight and 6 have recommended that investors Hold.

Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) Upgrades and Downgrades

In terms of rating changes, BMO Capital Markets on October 25, 2019, Reiterated Capital One Financial Corporation (COF) at Outperform. They believe the stock could reach $153 in the near term. Analysts at Deutsche Bank have assigned a Hold rating for the stock in their research note on July 08, 2019 with an estimated price target of $98. Moreover, Jefferies analysts issued a rating of Buy for the stock on May 14, 2019, giving it a price target of $115 for the next 12 months. On May 03, 2019, the stock earned a Sector Perform rating due to an analyst call from RBC Capital Mkts, while analysts from BofA/Merrill on January 23, 2019 suggested that the stock is Buy.

D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE:DHI) adds -$0.09 on Tuesday

The DHI stock has risen 57.99% year-to-date and is currently trading at $54.76, which is -1.86% below its 52-week high. The company shares lost -0.16% on the day and have risen nearly 69.06% off a low hit. At current levels, D.R. Horton Inc. has a valuation of about $17.59B. As of 12/03/19, this stock has fallen -0.11% during the week and closed at $54.85 in the previous session. However, recent D.R. Horton Inc. stock performance shows that DHI shares are 2.74% up over the last month, and 8.44% up for the last three months.

Earnings per share (EPS) estimates for the current quarter are $0.78, with the trailing 12-month share earnings at $4.29. The ratio is expected to be up by 13.50% for the current year 2019 and 8.60% for next year. Over the next 5-year period, earnings per share will be 15.30%. But will the DHI stock surprise in the current quarter results, where the $1.35 actual EPS reported on 9/29/2019 surprised by 8.00% or was higher by $0.1 from the estimated $1.25.

Sales Growth to climb 6.80% for the year

How well will D.R. Horton Inc. perform as a business over the current quarter, year and next 5-year period? Compared to the year-ago quarter, analysts forecast the company to bring in between $3.62B and $3.89B in current quarter sales. The consensus estimated for the current quarter is $3.77B from sales. Forecasts for this fiscal year are between $18.66B and $19.25B and the consensus estimate for sales is at $18.9B.

Who owns shares in D.R. Horton Inc. (DHI)?

Let’s briefly focus on the share ownership of the D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE:DHI) stock, where we find that 85.70% of shares are held by institutions. Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) tops the list of institutional owners as it is holding 38.48 million shares or 10.41% of shares outstanding. Blackrock Inc. and Sanders Capital, Llc held 29.12 million and 21.12 million representing 7.87% and 5.71% respectively at the close of the last trading session. As of Sep 29, 2019, State Street Corporation accounted for 15.48 million shares at over 816.04 million. This represented 4.19% of shares outstanding. FMR, LLC held 13.9 million shares at over 732.82 million representing 3.76% of shares outstanding.

DHI Insider Activity

Insider activity can also give a signal in terms of price direction. Looking at D.R. Horton Inc. (DHI), a total of 19970 shares have been sold by insiders over the last 6 months while 788457 shares were added in the same time span. On 12/18/2018, Chairman by the name Horton Donald Ray sold 163000.0 shares worth $5.9 million at the price of $36.08 per share. Filings also show that Horton Donald Ray bought a total of 300000.0 shares on 12/18/2018 valued at $2.7 million. Since the last insider activity, the company’s share price has climbed 52.19%.