Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) has earned an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Brokers have set a 1 year consensus price target of $15.00 for the company and are expecting 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 105 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on CFFN shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 22nd.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. IFP Advisors Inc increased its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 0.9% in the 2nd quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 17,238 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $245,000 after acquiring an additional 157 shares during the period. Amalgamated Bank increased its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 1.3% in the 2nd quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 16,238 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $231,000 after acquiring an additional 210 shares during the period. Pacad Investment Ltd. increased its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 4.0% in the 2nd quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. now owns 7,800 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $111,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 96,011 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $1,363,000 after acquiring an additional 445 shares during the period. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. increased its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 7.0% in the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 14,881 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $211,000 after acquiring an additional 980 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 75.26% of the company’s stock.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) traded down $0.16 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $13.68. 333,500 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 502,760. The firm has a market cap of $1,913.11, a PE ratio of 22.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.26 and a beta of 0.47. Capitol Federal Financial has a twelve month low of $13.03 and a twelve month high of $17.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.73, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a current ratio of 1.39.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The savings and loans company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $55.55 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $56.10 million. Capitol Federal Financial had a return on equity of 6.14% and a net margin of 25.09%. analysts predict that Capitol Federal Financial will post 0.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 17th were given a $0.29 dividend. This is a boost from Capitol Federal Financial’s previous special dividend of $0.25. This represents a yield of 2.47%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 16th. Capitol Federal Financial’s dividend payout ratio is 54.84%.

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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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