Shares of Capitol Federal Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $14.05 and last traded at $14.04, with a volume of 232,763 shares. The stock had previously closed at $13.87.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, May 2nd.

The firm has a 50 day moving average of $13.55 and a 200 day moving average of $12.94. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.86 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.26.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.01. On average, equities analysts expect that Capitol Federal Financial Inc. will post $0.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 24th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 10th were issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 8th.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 11.4% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 8,232,544 shares of the company’s stock valued at $103,402,000 after buying an additional 844,830 shares during the last quarter. Fiduciary Management Associates LLC increased its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 7.4% in the fourth quarter. Fiduciary Management Associates LLC now owns 2,101,086 shares of the company’s stock valued at $26,390,000 after buying an additional 144,230 shares during the last quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP increased its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP now owns 271,267 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,407,000 after buying an additional 1,288 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can increased its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 589,738 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,407,000 after buying an additional 1,819 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. increased its position in Capitol Federal Financial by 29.7% in the fourth quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 3,871,191 shares of the company’s stock valued at $48,622,000 after buying an additional 887,140 shares during the last quarter.

Capitol Federal Financial, Inc is the savings and loan holding company for Capitol Federal Savings Bank (Capitol Federal Savings or the Bank). The Company is a community-oriented financial institution offering a range of financial services to meet the needs of the communities it serves. It attracts retail deposits from the general public and invests those funds primarily in permanent loans secured by first mortgages on owner-occupied, one- to four-family residences.

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