Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) Getting Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows
Headlines about Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) have been trending positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capitol Federal Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.9474924254486 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ CFFN) opened at 13.44 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $13.89 and a 200-day moving average of $14.37. Capitol Federal Financial has a 52 week low of $13.21 and a 52 week high of $17.04. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.81 billion, a PE ratio of 21.37 and a beta of 0.45.
Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The savings and loans company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16. The firm had revenue of $54.82 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $54.30 million. Capitol Federal Financial had a return on equity of 6.12% and a net margin of 25.51%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.15 EPS. Equities analysts anticipate that Capitol Federal Financial will post $0.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 18th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 4th were paid a dividend of $0.085 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 2nd. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.53%. Capitol Federal Financial’s payout ratio is 53.97%.
CFFN has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th.
In related news, insider Natalie G. Haag purchased 2,200 shares of Capitol Federal Financial stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $13.66 per share, for a total transaction of $30,052.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 49,959 shares in the company, valued at $682,439.94. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Carlton A. Ricketts purchased 4,525 shares of Capitol Federal Financial stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 53,545 shares in the company, 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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