Analysts Anticipate Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (CFFN) to Announce $0.18 Earnings Per Share

Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) has been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Analysts have set a 12-month consensus price target of $14.00 for the company and are expecting that the company will post $0.18 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Capitol Federal Financial an industry rank of 18 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several brokerages have weighed in on CFFN. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Capitol Federal Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. BidaskClub upgraded Capitol Federal Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday.

Shares of Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ CFFN) traded down $0.22 during trading on Thursday, hitting $12.58. The company had a trading volume of 619,021 shares, compared to its average volume of 437,340. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.73, a current ratio of 1.39 and a quick ratio of 1.39. Capitol Federal Financial has a 1 year low of $12.36 and a 1 year high of $15.47. The firm has a market cap of $1,740.00, a P/E ratio of 17.72, a P/E/G ratio of 3.77 and a beta of 0.44.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 29th. The savings and loans company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16. The firm had revenue of $54.73 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $55.50 million. Capitol Federal Financial had a return on equity of 6.42% and a net margin of 27.99%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.15 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Capitol Federal Financial will post 0.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 2nd will be issued a $0.085 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 1st. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.70%. Capitol Federal Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 47.89%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its holdings 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 valued at $211,000 after acquiring an additional 980 shares during the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in Capitol Federal Financial by 39.0% in the 3rd quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 15,495 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $228,000 after acquiring an additional 4,348 shares during the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank raised its holdings in Capitol Federal Financial by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 16,238 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $231,000 after acquiring an additional 210 shares during the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its holdings in Capitol Federal Financial by 31.5% in the 3rd quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 17,281 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $254,000 after acquiring an additional 4,139 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC raised its holdings in Capitol Federal Financial by 495.9% in the 4th quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 21,630 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $290,000 after acquiring an additional 18,000 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 73.59% of the company’s stock.

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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.

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