Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Raises Stake in Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (CFFN)

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its position in Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) by 57.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 267,520 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after buying an additional 97,320 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. owned 0.20% of Capitol Federal Financial worth $3,914,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in CFFN. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new position in Capitol Federal Financial during the first quarter worth about $126,000. Paloma Partners Management Co bought a new position in Capitol Federal Financial during the first quarter worth about $203,000. SG Americas Securities LLC raised its position in 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 in the last quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC raised its position in 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 in the last quarter. Finally, MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd bought a new position in Capitol Federal Financial during the first quarter worth about $302,000. 76.50% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) opened at 14.07 on Friday. Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. has a 12 month low of $13.55 and a 12 month high of $17.04. The firm has a market cap of $1.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.69 and a beta of 0.45. The company has a 50-day moving average of $14.09 and a 200-day moving average of $14.65.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 28th. The savings and loans company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16. Capitol Federal Financial had a net margin of 25.58% and a return on equity of 6.04%. The company had revenue of $54.63 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $54.60 million. Equities analysts forecast that Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. will post $0.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 18th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.085 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 2nd. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.42%. Capitol Federal Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 54.84%.

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A number of research firms recently issued reports on CFFN. Zacks Investment Research raised Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of Capitol Federal Financial in a report on Wednesday, April 5th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Capitol Federal Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 28th.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN)

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