Capital One Shares Plummet After Breach

Date : 07/30/2019 @ 5:05PM
Source : Dow Jones News
Stock : Equifax Inc (EFX)
Quote : 141.05  -0.29 (-0.21%) @ 11:00PM

Capital One Shares Plummet After Breach

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By Gunjan Banerji 

Capital One Financial Corp.'s shares were on track for the worst day in more than four years after the company revealed a sprawling data breach.

The bank's shares fell nearly 7% Tuesday, on pace for their worst day since July 24, 2015, according to Dow Jones Market Data.

The fifth largest U.S. credit-card issuer said Monday that a hacker accessed the personal information of approximately 106 million card customers and applicants, one of the largest-ever data breaches of a big bank.

Recent history shows that it can be hard for companies to recover from these incidents.

Equifax Inc. said in September 2017 that hackers gained access to some of its systems.

Its share price has still not recovered to its two-year high of $146.26, hit in August 2017 before the breach was revealed, FactSet data show. Equifax stock fell 1.1% on Tuesday to $141.21 in recent trading.

The financials sector in the S&P 500 also took a hit on Tuesday, falling 0.6%. Banks tend to fare better when interest rates are rising, and investors are girding for the Federal Reserve to cut rates for the first time in about a decade when it meets this week.

Write to Gunjan Banerji at


(END) Dow Jones Newswires

July 30, 2019 11:50 ET (15:50 GMT)

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