Press coverage about Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of 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 media stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.6827688016782 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ CFFN) traded down 0.36% on Wednesday, hitting $13.74. 29,699 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $1.85 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.84 and a beta of 0.45. Capitol Federal Financial has a 52-week low of $13.21 and a 52-week high of $17.04. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $13.86 and a 200-day moving average price of $14.35.
Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The savings and loans company reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16. Capitol Federal Financial had a return on equity of 6.12% and a net margin of 25.51%. The company had revenue of $54.82 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $54.30 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.15 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Capitol Federal Financial will post $0.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 18th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 4th were given a $0.085 dividend. This represents a $0.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.47%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 2nd. Capitol Federal Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 53.97%.
Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, June 9th. BidaskClub raised shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd.
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In other Capitol Federal Financial news, insider Carlton A. Ricketts acquired 4,525 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $14.04 per share, for a total transaction of $63,531.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 53,545 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $751,771.80. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Natalie G. Haag acquired 2,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 14th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $13.66 per share, with a total value of $30,052.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 49,959 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $682,439.94. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 2.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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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