Media headlines about Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) have been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capitol Federal Financial earned a news impact score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.5325108478335 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) opened at 13.40 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.80 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.30 and a beta of 0.45. Capitol Federal Financial has a 12 month low of $13.21 and a 12 month high of $17.04. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $13.96 and its 200-day moving average price is $14.42.
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, hitting the 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 prior year, the company earned $0.15 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Capitol Federal Financial will post $0.64 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 4th were issued a $0.085 dividend. 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%.
A number of equities research analysts have commented on CFFN shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded 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 Monday, July 31st. BidaskClub upgraded Capitol Federal Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd.
In other news, insider Carlton A. Ricketts acquired 4,525 shares of Capitol Federal Financial stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $14.04 per share, with a total value 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 acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Natalie G. Haag acquired 2,200 shares of Capitol Federal Financial stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 14th. The shares were purchased at an average cost 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 corporate 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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