Teachers Advisors LLC increased its position in Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) by 2.3% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 246,421 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after buying an additional 5,502 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC’s holdings in Capitol Federal Financial were worth $3,605,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. AQR Capital Management LLC boosted 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 worth $683,000 after buying an additional 144 shares during the last quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC raised its position in shares of 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 worth $246,000 after buying an additional 432 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC raised its position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 44.2% in the first quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 16,088 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $235,000 after buying an additional 4,931 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 7.0% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 78,448 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $1,148,000 after buying an additional 5,099 shares during the period. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 9.1% in the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 66,106 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $967,000 after buying an additional 5,501 shares during the period. 75.45% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (CFFN) opened at 13.74 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.85 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.84 and a beta of 0.45. Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. has a 12 month low of $13.55 and a 12 month high of $17.04. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $14.02 and its 200-day moving average is $14.52.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last posted 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 Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16. The business had revenue of $54.82 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $54.30 million. Capitol Federal Financial had a return on equity of 6.10% and a net margin of 25.51%. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.15 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. will post $0.64 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 18th. Investors of record on Friday, August 4th will be given a dividend of $0.085 per share. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.47%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 2nd. Capitol Federal Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 53.97%.

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A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on CFFN shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th.

In other news, insider Carlton A. Ricketts purchased 4,525 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $14.04 per share, with a total value of $63,531.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 53,545 shares in the company, valued at approximately $751,771.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN)

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