BankFinancial (BFIN) Given Media Impact Score of 0.07

News headlines about BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BankFinancial earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.6446692048712 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) traded down $0.02 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $16.47. 19,700 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 33,240. The company has a market cap of $297.27, a P/E ratio of 29.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.40 and a beta of 0.46. BankFinancial has a one year low of $13.13 and a one year high of $16.89. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 1.06 and a quick ratio of 1.06.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $14.13 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.45 million. BankFinancial had a net margin of 17.00% and a return on equity of 5.09%. analysts predict that BankFinancial will post 0.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 24th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 8th were issued a dividend of $0.08 per share. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.94%. This is an increase from BankFinancial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.07. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 7th. BankFinancial’s dividend payout ratio is presently 57.14%.

BFIN has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. DA Davidson cut shares of BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $16.75 price target on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 19th.

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About BankFinancial

BankFinancial Corporation is the bank holding company for BankFinancial, National Association (the Bank). The Bank is a full-service, community-oriented national bank principally engaged in the business of commercial, family and personal banking. The Bank offers its customers a range of loan, deposit and other financial products and services through its full-service Illinois-based banking offices located in Cook, DuPage, Lake and Will Counties, and through its Internet branch, www.bankfinancial.com.

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