Shares of Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) hit a new 52-week low on Friday . The stock traded as low as $13.47 and last traded at $13.46, with a volume of 183,780 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $13.63.

Several analysts recently weighed in on CFFN shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded Capitol Federal Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th.

The firm has a market capitalization of $1.81 billion, a PE ratio of 21.40 and a beta of 0.45. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $14.02 and its 200 day moving average is $14.52.

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 for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16. The firm had revenue of $54.82 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.15 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. will post $0.64 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 4th will be given a dividend of $0.085 per share. This represents a $0.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.49%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 2nd. Capitol Federal Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 53.97%.

In other Capitol Federal Financial news, insider Carlton A. Ricketts purchased 4,525 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were purchased at an average price 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 in the company, valued at $751,771.80. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 2.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Pacad Investment Ltd. increased its position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 4.0% in the second quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. now owns 7,800 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $111,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the period. Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial during the first quarter worth $126,000. Paloma Partners Management Co acquired a new position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial during the first quarter worth $203,000. Barber Financial Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 7.6% in the second quarter. Barber Financial Group Inc. now owns 14,625 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $208,000 after buying an additional 1,036 shares during the period. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. increased its position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial by 7.0% in the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 14,881 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $211,000 after buying an additional 980 shares during the period. 75.45% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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