Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) – Equities researchers at DA Davidson dropped their Q1 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Capitol Federal Financial in a research note issued on Monday. DA Davidson analyst G. Tenner now forecasts that the savings and loans company will post earnings per share of $0.16 for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.17. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Capitol Federal Financial’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.16 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.16 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.16 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.67 EPS.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The savings and loans company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $55.55 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $56.10 million. Capitol Federal Financial had a net margin of 25.09% and a return on equity of 6.14%.

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CFFN has been the topic of a number of other reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. BidaskClub lowered shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th.

Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) traded down 0.65% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $13.70. 327,310 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average is $14.55 and its 200-day moving average is $14.19. Capitol Federal Financial has a 1-year low of $13.21 and a 1-year high of $17.04. The company has a market capitalization of $1.84 billion, a PE ratio of 21.78 and a beta of 0.47.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Pacad Investment Ltd. grew its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 4.0% in the 2nd quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. now owns 7,800 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $111,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Paloma Partners Management Co acquired a new stake in Capitol Federal Financial in the 1st quarter worth $203,000. Barber Financial Group Inc. grew its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 7.6% in the 2nd quarter. Barber Financial Group Inc. now owns 14,625 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $208,000 after purchasing an additional 1,036 shares during the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. grew its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 7.0% in the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 14,881 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $211,000 after purchasing an additional 980 shares during the last quarter. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC grew its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 44.2% in the 1st quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 16,088 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $235,000 after purchasing an additional 4,931 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 74.51% of the company’s stock.

In related news, insider Carlton A. Ricketts purchased 4,525 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $14.04 per share, for a total transaction of $63,531.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 53,545 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $751,771.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Natalie G. Haag purchased 2,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 14th. The stock was bought at an average price of $13.66 per share, for a total transaction of $30,052.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 49,959 shares in the company, valued at $682,439.94. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 2.50% of the company’s stock.

The business also recently declared a special dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 17th will be given a $0.29 dividend. This represents a yield of 2.47%. This is a positive change from Capitol Federal Financial’s previous special dividend of $0.25. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 16th. Capitol Federal Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 54.84%.

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN)

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