Zacks: Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (CFFN) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) has received a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Zacks has also assigned Capitol Federal Financial an industry rank of 35 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd.

Shares of Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ CFFN) traded up $0.04 during trading on Monday, hitting $12.94. 516,500 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 459,079. Capitol Federal Financial has a 52-week low of $12.36 and a 52-week high of $15.47. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,788.76, a P/E ratio of 18.23 and a beta of 0.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68, a quick ratio of 1.35 and a current ratio of 1.35.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The savings and loans company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16. Capitol Federal Financial had a net margin of 58.17% and a return on equity of 9.39%. The firm had revenue of $54.73 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $55.50 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.15 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that Capitol Federal Financial will post 0.63 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 16th. Investors of record on Friday, February 2nd were paid a $0.085 dividend. This represents a $0.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.63%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 1st. Capitol Federal Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 47.89%.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its stake in Capitol Federal Financial by 0.5% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 96,011 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $1,363,000 after purchasing an additional 445 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its stake in Capitol Federal Financial by 1.3% in the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 225,600 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $3,206,000 after purchasing an additional 3,000 shares in the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its stake in Capitol Federal Financial by 2.7% in the second quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 134,600 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $1,913,000 after purchasing an additional 3,499 shares in the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC raised its stake in Capitol Federal Financial by 7.0% in the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 62,535 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $889,000 after purchasing an additional 4,073 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers raised its stake in Capitol Federal Financial by 2.5% in the third quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 165,943 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $2,439,000 after purchasing an additional 4,095 shares in the last quarter. 74.66% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Capitol Federal Financial Company Profile

Capitol Federal Financial, Inc is the savings and loan holding company. The Company provides a range of retail banking services, through its subsidiary, Capitol Federal Savings Bank (the Bank), a federal savings bank that serves primarily the metropolitan areas of Topeka, Wichita, Lawrence, Manhattan, Emporia and Salina, Kansas and portions of the metropolitan area of greater Kansas City.

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