Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) has earned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating.

Brokers have set a one year consensus price target of $14.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.16 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Capitol Federal Financial an industry rank of 154 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several brokerages recently commented on CFFN. BidaskClub raised Capitol Federal Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday. ValuEngine upgraded Capitol Federal Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 11th.

CFFN traded up $0.04 on Friday, reaching $12.85. The company had a trading volume of 553,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 321,458. The company has a market capitalization of $1.81 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.18 and a beta of 0.52. The company has a current ratio of 1.31, a quick ratio of 1.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68. The company has a fifty day moving average of $13.44 and a 200-day moving average of $13.79. Capitol Federal Financial has a one year low of $12.46 and a one year high of $14.57.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 30th. The savings and loans company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16. The company had revenue of $54.20 million during the quarter. Capitol Federal Financial had a net margin of 26.41% and a return on equity of 6.93%. Research analysts predict that Capitol Federal Financial will post 0.62 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 21st. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 7th were paid a $0.085 dividend. This represents a $0.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.65%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 6th. Capitol Federal Financial’s dividend payout ratio is presently 50.00%.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC bought a new stake in Capitol Federal Financial during the third quarter worth about $31,000. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Capitol Federal Financial in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $109,000. Huntington National Bank lifted its holdings in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 86.0% in the 4th quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 8,447 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $116,000 after acquiring an additional 3,905 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its holdings in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 25.6% in the 3rd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 8,931 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $123,000 after acquiring an additional 1,818 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 23.5% in the 2nd quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 9,582 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $131,000 after acquiring an additional 1,823 shares during the last quarter. 73.97% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Capitol Federal Financial Company Profile

Capitol Federal Financial, Inc operates as the holding company for Capitol Federal Savings Bank that provides various retail banking products and services in the United States. The company accepts a range of deposit products, including savings accounts, money market accounts, interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing checking accounts, and certificates of deposits.

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