Shares of Capitol Federal Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) have been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation.
Brokerages have set a twelve-month consensus target price of $17.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.16 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Capitol Federal Financial an industry rank of 38 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on CFFN. Zacks Investment Research cut Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday. Stephens began coverage on Capitol Federal Financial in a report on Friday, August 26th. They set an “equal weight” rating for the company.
In other news, insider Carlton A. Ricketts sold 79,295 shares of Capitol Federal Financial stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.43, for a total value of $1,144,226.85. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 104,020 shares in the company, valued at $1,501,008.60. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 2.60% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in Capitol Federal Financial by 108.0% in the third quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 10,765 shares of the company’s stock worth $151,000 after buying an additional 5,590 shares during the last quarter. Pzena Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in Capitol Federal Financial during the third quarter worth $160,000. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. increased its stake in Capitol Federal Financial by 0.7% in the second quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 11,515 shares of the company’s stock worth $161,000 after buying an additional 79 shares during the last quarter. TFS Capital LLC acquired a new stake in Capitol Federal Financial during the second quarter worth $164,000. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP acquired a new stake in Capitol Federal Financial during the second quarter worth $196,000. Institutional investors own 76.02% of the company’s stock.
Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) traded up 1.01% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $16.00. The company had a trading volume of 373,605 shares. Capitol Federal Financial has a one year low of $11.39 and a one year high of $16.39. The company has a market capitalization of $2.14 billion, a PE ratio of 25.52 and a beta of 0.39. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $14.82 and its 200 day moving average is $14.11.
Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 27th. The company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.15 by $0.01. Capitol Federal Financial had a return on equity of 6.00% and a net margin of 25.74%. Equities research analysts forecast that Capitol Federal Financial will post $0.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 18th will be given a $0.29 dividend. This is an increase from Capitol Federal Financial’s previous dividend of $0.25. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 16th. Capitol Federal Financial’s payout ratio is presently 53.97%.
Capitol Federal Financial Company Profile
Capitol Federal Financial, Inc is the savings and loan holding company for Capitol Federal Savings Bank (Capitol Federal Savings or the Bank). The Company is a community-oriented financial institution offering a range of financial services to meet the needs of the communities it serves. It attracts retail deposits from the general public and invests those funds primarily in permanent loans secured by first mortgages on owner-occupied, one- to four-family residences.