Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

According to Zacks, “Capitol Federal Financial is a federally chartered mid-tier holding company. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is the only operating subsidiary. The bank is a community-oriented financial institution offering a variety of financial services to meet the needs of the communities we serve. They attract retail deposits from the general public and invest those funds primarily in permanent loans secured by first mortgages on owner-occupied, one- to four-family residences. “

Separately, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The savings and loans company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $55.55 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates 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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In other Capitol Federal Financial news, insider Natalie G. Haag acquired 2,200 shares of Capitol Federal Financial stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 14th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $13.66 per share, for a total transaction of $30,052.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 49,959 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $682,439.94. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Carlton A. Ricketts acquired 4,525 shares of Capitol Federal Financial stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $14.04 per share, with a total value of $63,531.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 53,545 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $751,771.80. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 2.50% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Moors & Cabot Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 0.3% during the second quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc. now owns 16,605 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $233,000 after buying an additional 54 shares during the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. lifted its position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 0.7% during the second quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 11,515 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $161,000 after purchasing an additional 79 shares in the last quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 0.3% during the fourth quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 41,472 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $683,000 after purchasing an additional 144 shares in the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc lifted its position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 0.9% during the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 17,238 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $245,000 after purchasing an additional 157 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Amalgamated Bank lifted its position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 1.3% during the second quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 16,238 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $231,000 after purchasing an additional 210 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.51% of the company’s stock.

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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