Capitol Federal Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.

According to Zacks, “Capitol Federal Financial is a federally chartered mid-tier holding company. Capitol Federal Savings Bank is the only operating subsidiary. The bank is a community-oriented financial institution offering a variety of financial services to meet the needs of the communities we serve. They attract retail deposits from the general public and invest those funds primarily in permanent loans secured by first mortgages on owner-occupied, one- to four-family residences. “

Separately, Stephens assumed coverage on shares of Capitol Federal Financial in a report on Friday, August 26th. They issued an “equal weight” rating on the stock.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) traded down 0.18% on Monday, hitting $16.19. 684,409 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $2.16 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.82 and a beta of 0.39. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $14.68 and its 200-day moving average price is $14.08. Capitol Federal Financial has a 52-week low of $11.39 and a 52-week high of $16.39.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 27th. The company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.01. Capitol Federal Financial had a net margin of 25.74% and a return on equity of 6.00%. On average, analysts forecast that Capitol Federal Financial will post $0.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 18th will be given a dividend of $0.29 per share. This is an increase from Capitol Federal Financial’s previous dividend of $0.25. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 16th. Capitol Federal Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 53.97%.

In other Capitol Federal Financial news, insider Carlton A. Ricketts sold 79,295 shares of Capitol Federal Financial stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.43, for a total value of $1,144,226.85. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 104,020 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,501,008.60. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 2.60% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. American Century Companies Inc. boosted its position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 4.8% in the second quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 23,011,312 shares of the company’s stock worth $321,008,000 after buying an additional 1,063,161 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 3.3% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,556,182 shares of the company’s stock worth $133,309,000 after buying an additional 309,164 shares during the last quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. boosted its position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 4.3% in the third quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 4,886,774 shares of the company’s stock worth $68,757,000 after buying an additional 200,413 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 7.6% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 3,485,838 shares of the company’s stock worth $49,046,000 after buying an additional 247,009 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 2.3% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,984,604 shares of the company’s stock worth $39,570,000 after buying an additional 66,866 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 76.02% of the company’s stock.

Capitol Federal Financial Company Profile

Capitol Federal Financial, Inc is the savings and loan holding company for Capitol Federal Savings Bank (Capitol Federal Savings or the Bank). The Company is a community-oriented financial institution offering a range of financial services to meet the needs of the communities it serves. It attracts retail deposits from the general public and invests those funds primarily in permanent loans secured by first mortgages on owner-occupied, one- to four-family residences.

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