Why Capital One (COF) Stock Is Gaining In After-Hours Trading Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Capital One (COF) shares are up 0.62% to $83 in after-hours trading on Thursday following the release of the company's second quarter earnings results.

Net revenue for the quarter increased 2% over the previous year to $5.5 billion, ahead of analysts $5.4 billion expectations. 

Net income for the quarter was $1.2 billion, or $2.04 per diluted share, well ahead of analysts $1.82 per share estimates.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of A. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORP (COF) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins."

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