Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) Share Price
Media headlines about Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Capitol Federal Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.9828019222298 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ CFFN) traded down $0.07 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $13.51. 152,848 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 591,242. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.75, a current ratio of 1.38 and a quick ratio of 1.38. Capitol Federal Financial has a 12-month low of $13.03 and a 12-month high of $17.04. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,867.26, a PE ratio of 21.79, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.16 and a beta of 0.46.
Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The savings and loans company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $55.55 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $56.10 million. Capitol Federal Financial had a net margin of 25.09% and a return on equity of 6.14%. research analysts forecast that Capitol Federal Financial will post 0.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a special dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 17th will be given a dividend of $0.29 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 16th. This represents a yield of 2.47%. This is a boost from Capitol Federal Financial’s previous special dividend of $0.25. Capitol Federal Financial’s payout ratio is presently 54.84%.
Several analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. 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 note on Monday, July 31st.
Capitol Federal Financial Company Profile
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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