American Financial Group Inc. continued to hold its stake in shares of Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 36,000 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. American Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in Capitol Federal Financial were worth $512,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in CFFN. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 642.7% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 20,730 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $295,000 after buying an additional 17,939 shares during the last quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL increased its stake in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 60.0% in the second quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 20,000 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $284,000 after buying an additional 7,500 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 0.8% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 809,897 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $11,508,000 after buying an additional 6,286 shares during the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its stake in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 239.1% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 35,373 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $503,000 after buying an additional 24,941 shares during the last quarter. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 7.6% in the second quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 1,659,863 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $23,587,000 after buying an additional 117,625 shares during the last quarter. 75.64% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) opened at 13.40 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $1.80 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.30 and a beta of 0.45. Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. has a one year low of $13.21 and a one year high of $17.04. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $13.96 and its 200-day moving average is $14.42.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. 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 net margin of 25.51% and a return on equity of 6.12%. The firm had revenue of $54.82 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $54.30 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.15 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. will post $0.64 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 18th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 4th were issued a dividend of $0.085 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 2nd. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.54%. Capitol Federal Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 53.97%.

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A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, July 31st.

In related news, insider Natalie G. Haag acquired 2,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 14th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $13.66 per share, for a total transaction of $30,052.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 49,959 shares in the company, valued at approximately $682,439.94. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Carlton A. Ricketts acquired 4,525 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were bought at an average price of $14.04 per share, for a total transaction of $63,531.00. Following the acquisition, the insider now owns 53,545 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $751,771.80. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 2.50% of the company’s stock.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN)

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