Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (CFFN) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages

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

Zacks has also assigned Capitol Federal Financial an industry rank of 26 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on CFFN shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th.

Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) traded up $0.01 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $12.83. 297,100 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 448,866. The firm has a market cap of $1,770.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.07, a PEG ratio of 4.07 and a beta of 0.44. Capitol Federal Financial has a one year low of $12.36 and a one year high of $15.47. The company has a quick ratio of 1.35, a current ratio of 1.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 29th. The savings and loans company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.16. The company had revenue of $54.73 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $55.50 million. Capitol Federal Financial had a net margin of 27.99% and a return on equity of 6.44%. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.15 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that Capitol Federal Financial will post 0.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 16th. Investors of record on Friday, February 2nd will be paid a $0.085 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 1st. This represents a $0.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.65%. Capitol Federal Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 47.89%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. boosted 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 purchasing an additional 4,348 shares during the period. Ramsey Quantitative Systems bought a new stake in Capitol Federal Financial in the 4th quarter valued at about $236,000. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted 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 purchasing an additional 4,139 shares during the period. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC boosted 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 purchasing an additional 18,000 shares during the period. Finally, AE Wealth Management LLC boosted its holdings in Capitol Federal Financial by 41.8% in the 4th quarter. AE Wealth Management LLC now owns 22,132 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $297,000 after purchasing an additional 6,527 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 72.93% of the company’s stock.

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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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