Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) – Equities research analysts at DA Davidson reduced their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for Capitol Federal Financial in a report issued on Monday. DA Davidson analyst G. Tenner now anticipates that the savings and loans company will post earnings of $0.65 per share for the year, down from their prior estimate of $0.67.

Several other analysts have also recently weighed in on CFFN. BidaskClub cut shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, July 31st.

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

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

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL grew its holdings in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 47.9% during the 2nd quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL now owns 82,700 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $1,175,000 after purchasing an additional 26,800 shares during the last quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 109.6% during the 2nd quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 138,400 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $1,967,000 after purchasing an additional 72,380 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 11,008,902 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $156,436,000 after purchasing an additional 82,839 shares during the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas grew its holdings in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 239.1% during the 2nd quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 35,373 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $503,000 after purchasing an additional 24,941 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Citadel Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 5.8% during the 2nd quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 354,448 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $5,037,000 after purchasing an additional 19,338 shares during 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.

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

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