BankFinancial (BFIN) Upgraded by BidaskClub to Sell

BidaskClub upgraded shares of BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report published on Wednesday.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised BankFinancial from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $18.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st.

BankFinancial (BFIN) opened at $15.94 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $286.27, a P/E ratio of 24.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.30 and a beta of 0.48. The company has a current ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30. BankFinancial has a 52-week low of $13.17 and a 52-week high of $17.00.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The bank reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $14.94 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.80 million. BankFinancial had a return on equity of 5.73% and a net margin of 14.39%. equities research analysts forecast that BankFinancial will post 0.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 23rd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 7th will be given a dividend of $0.08 per share. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.01%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 6th. BankFinancial’s payout ratio is 64.00%.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. FNY Partners Fund LP purchased a new position in shares of BankFinancial during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $124,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. purchased a new position in shares of BankFinancial during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $167,000. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of BankFinancial during the 4th quarter worth approximately $177,000. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new position in shares of BankFinancial during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $181,000. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its holdings in shares of BankFinancial by 6.5% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 15,454 shares of the bank’s stock worth $230,000 after acquiring an additional 946 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 64.03% of the company’s stock.

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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,

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