KCG Holdings Inc. lowered its stake in shares of Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) by 56.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 18,500 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after selling 23,553 shares during the period. KCG Holdings Inc.’s holdings in Capitol Federal Financial were worth $271,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial during the first quarter worth approximately $126,000. SG Americas Securities LLC increased 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 last quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC increased 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 last quarter. MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial during the first quarter worth approximately $302,000. Finally, Marshall Wace North America L.P. acquired a new position in shares of Capitol Federal Financial during the first quarter worth approximately $302,000. 75.64% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Shares of Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ CFFN) traded up 1.33% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $13.68. 27,953 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.84 billion, a PE ratio of 21.75 and a beta of 0.45. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $14.01 and its 200-day moving average price is $14.50. Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. has a 12-month low of $13.44 and a 12-month high of $17.04.
Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The savings and loans company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.16. The company had revenue of $54.82 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $54.30 million. Capitol Federal Financial had a net margin of 25.51% and a return on equity of 6.12%. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.15 EPS. Analysts anticipate that Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. will post $0.64 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 4th will be issued a $0.085 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 2nd. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.52%. Capitol Federal Financial’s payout ratio is 53.97%.
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A number of brokerages recently commented on CFFN. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd.
In other news, insider Carlton A. Ricketts bought 4,525 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $14.04 per share, for a total transaction of $63,531.00. Following the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 53,545 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $751,771.80. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 2.50% of the company’s stock.
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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