Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) insider Carlton A. Ricketts purchased 4,525 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $14.04 per share, for a total transaction of $63,531.00. Following the purchase, the insider now directly owns 53,545 shares in the company, valued at approximately $751,771.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.
Shares of Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (CFFN) opened at 13.40 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $13.96 and its 200 day moving average is $14.42. Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. has a 52 week low of $13.21 and a 52 week high of $17.04. The firm has a market cap of $1.80 billion, a PE ratio of 21.30 and a beta of 0.45.
Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The savings and loans company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16. The firm had revenue of $54.82 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations 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 business posted $0.15 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. will post $0.64 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 4th were issued a $0.085 dividend. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.54%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 2nd. Capitol Federal Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 53.97%.
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CFFN has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. 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 research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th.
Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. FMR LLC raised its stake in Capitol Federal Financial by 142.3% in the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 70,500 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $1,160,000 after buying an additional 41,400 shares during the period. Guggenheim Capital LLC raised its stake in Capitol Federal Financial by 3.0% in the fourth quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 14,930 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $246,000 after buying an additional 432 shares during the period. AQR Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Capitol Federal Financial by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 41,472 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $683,000 after buying an additional 144 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC raised its stake in Capitol Federal Financial by 4.4% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 240,919 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $3,966,000 after buying an additional 10,240 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in Capitol Federal Financial by 21.4% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 304,706 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $4,458,000 after buying an additional 53,618 shares during the period. 75.64% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
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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