Shares of Capitol Federal Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $14.34 and last traded at $14.25, with a volume of 102,284 shares. The stock had previously closed at $14.30.

CFFN has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Stephens initiated coverage on Capitol Federal Financial in a report on Friday. They set an “equal weight” rating on the stock.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $14.14 and a 200 day moving average of $13.41. The stock has a market cap of $1.89 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.19.

Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.15. Equities analysts predict that Capitol Federal Financial Inc. will post $0.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 19th. Investors of record on Friday, August 5th were given a dividend of $0.085 per share. This represents a $0.34 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.38%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 3rd.

In related news, insider Rick C. Jackson sold 51,000 shares of Capitol Federal Financial stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.09, for a total transaction of $718,590.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 133,753 shares in the company, valued at $1,884,579.77. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Houweling Tara Van sold 25,000 shares of Capitol Federal Financial stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.03, for a total value of $350,750.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 43,565 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $611,216.95. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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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