| Capital One Financial is a financial services holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. provides an array of financial products and services. Co.'s business segments are: Credit Card, which consists of Co.'s domestic consumer and small business card lending, and international card businesses in Canada and the U.K.; Consumer Banking, which consists of Co.'s deposit gathering and lending activities for consumers and small businesses, and national auto lending; and Commercial Banking, which consists of Co.'s lending, deposit gathering, capital markets and treasury management services to commercial real estate and commercial and industrial customers. We show 46 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of COF's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of COF shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like COF versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching COF by allowing them to research COF shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.