Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday.

A number of other analysts have also issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Capitol Federal Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of Capitol Federal Financial in a report on Wednesday, April 5th.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ CFFN) traded down 0.78% on Thursday, hitting $13.93. 343,688 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company has a market cap of $1.93 billion, a PE ratio of 22.47 and a beta of 0.45. Capitol Federal Financial has a 52 week low of $13.55 and a 52 week high of $17.04. The company’s 50-day moving average is $14.05 and its 200-day moving average is $14.98.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, April 28th. The savings and loans company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16. The business had revenue of $54.63 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $54.60 million. Capitol Federal Financial had a return on equity of 6.04% and a net margin of 25.58%. On average, analysts predict that Capitol Federal Financial will post $0.63 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 16th were issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.18%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 14th. This is a positive change from Capitol Federal Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.09. Capitol Federal Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 54.84%.

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Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of CFFN. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new position in Capitol Federal Financial during the first quarter valued at approximately $126,000. Paloma Partners Management Co bought a new position in Capitol Federal Financial during the first quarter valued at approximately $203,000. Guggenheim Capital LLC increased its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 3.0% in the fourth quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 14,930 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $246,000 after buying an additional 432 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC increased its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 44.2% in the first quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 16,088 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $235,000 after buying an additional 4,931 shares during the period. Finally, MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd bought a new position in Capitol Federal Financial during the first quarter valued at approximately $302,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 76.46% of the company’s stock.

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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