Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Saturday.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd.

Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) traded up 1.48% during trading on Friday, reaching $13.71. 321,851 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.84 billion, a PE ratio of 21.80 and a beta of 0.45. Capitol Federal Financial has a one year low of $13.21 and a one year high of $17.04. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $13.86 and a 200 day moving average price of $14.35.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. 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 return on equity of 6.12% and a net margin of 25.51%. The firm had revenue of $54.82 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $54.30 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.15 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Capitol Federal Financial will post $0.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, insider Natalie G. Haag acquired 2,200 shares of Capitol Federal Financial stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 14th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $13.66 per share, with a total value of $30,052.00. Following the purchase, the insider now directly owns 49,959 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $682,439.94. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Carlton A. Ricketts acquired 4,525 shares of Capitol Federal Financial stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $14.04 per share, for a total transaction of $63,531.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the insider now directly owns 53,545 shares in the company, valued at $751,771.80. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 2.50% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. American Century Companies Inc. raised its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 1.9% in the second quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 20,571,331 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $292,319,000 after buying an additional 390,728 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 0.8% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 11,008,902 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $156,436,000 after buying an additional 82,839 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 1.2% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 8,704,362 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $123,689,000 after buying an additional 102,049 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 2.7% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 8,274,295 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $117,578,000 after buying an additional 218,238 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 2.7% in the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 7,681,597 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $109,155,000 after buying an additional 200,700 shares in the last quarter. 75.64% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Capitol Federal Financial

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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