Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (CFFN) Raised by Analyst

Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) – DA Davidson increased their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Capitol Federal Financial in a note issued to investors on Wednesday. DA Davidson analyst G. Tenner now anticipates that the savings and loans company will post earnings per share of $0.18 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $0.16. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Capitol Federal Financial’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.18 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.18 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $0.72 EPS.

A number of other equities analysts have also weighed in on the company. BidaskClub lowered Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ CFFN) opened at $13.12 on Monday. Capitol Federal Financial has a 12 month low of $12.85 and a 12 month high of $15.49. The company has a quick ratio of 1.39, a current ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.73. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,813.59, a P/E ratio of 18.48, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.10 and a beta of 0.43.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The savings and loans company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16. Capitol Federal Financial had a return on equity of 6.42% and a net margin of 27.99%. The firm had revenue of $54.73 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $55.50 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.15 earnings per share.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 16th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.085 per share. This represents a $0.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.59%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 1st. Capitol Federal Financial’s payout ratio is 47.89%.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial during the fourth quarter worth approximately $954,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 6.5% during the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 93,411 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $1,253,000 after purchasing an additional 5,666 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP raised its position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 23.1% during the fourth quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP now owns 55,286 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $741,000 after purchasing an additional 10,359 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 4.3% during the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 886,516 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $11,889,000 after purchasing an additional 36,279 shares during the period. Finally, Creative Planning raised its position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 6.0% during the fourth quarter. Creative Planning now owns 99,569 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $1,335,000 after purchasing an additional 5,673 shares during the period. 74.49% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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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