Capital One Just Saw a Spike in Loan Losses. Should Investors Be Worried?
The credit card specialist Capital One (NYSE: COF) is not immune. Bank management reported a solid spike in loan losses, as well as a rise in delinquencies in its fourth-quarter earnings results. Capital One saw about $1.4 billion of net charge-offs in the fourth quarter, which looks at debt unlikely to be collected and is a good indicator of actual loan losses.