Media coverage about Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Capitol Federal Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.327868567664 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CFFN-US : December 1, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- ETFs with exposure to Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. : December 1, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Capitol Federal Financial (CFFN) vs. The Competition Financial Review (americanbankingnews.com)
- Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. :CFFN-US: Earnings Analysis: 2017 By the Numbers : November 30, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Bullish Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross – CFFN (nasdaq.com)
A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on CFFN shares. BidaskClub downgraded Capitol Federal Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Capitol Federal Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 22nd.
Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) last issued its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The savings and loans company reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16 by ($0.01). Capitol Federal Financial had a net margin of 25.09% and a return on equity of 6.14%. The business had revenue of $55.55 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $56.10 million. sell-side analysts forecast that Capitol Federal Financial will post 0.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a special dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Friday, November 17th were issued a $0.29 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 16th. This represents a yield of 2.47%. This is an increase from Capitol Federal Financial’s previous special dividend of $0.25. Capitol Federal Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 53.97%.
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About Capitol Federal Financial
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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