Shares of BankFinancial Corp. (NASDAQ:BFIN) have received a consensus broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the two brokers that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company.
Brokerages have set a 12-month consensus price target of $13.75 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.10 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given BankFinancial Corp. an industry rank of 106 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised BankFinancial Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 21st.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. First Trust Advisors LP raised its position in BankFinancial Corp. by 1.8% in the second quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 19,691 shares of the company’s stock worth $236,000 after buying an additional 347 shares during the period. Strs Ohio raised its position in BankFinancial Corp. by 2.9% in the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 49,900 shares of the company’s stock worth $598,000 after buying an additional 1,400 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in BankFinancial Corp. by 2.0% in the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 81,485 shares of the company’s stock worth $963,000 after buying an additional 1,575 shares during the period. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. raised its position in BankFinancial Corp. by 2.1% in the third quarter. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. now owns 95,513 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,213,000 after buying an additional 1,927 shares during the period. Finally, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. raised its position in BankFinancial Corp. by 5.4% in the first quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 44,667 shares of the company’s stock worth $528,000 after buying an additional 2,270 shares during the period. 57.91% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Shares of BankFinancial Corp. (NASDAQ:BFIN) opened at 12.54 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $239.89 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.98 and a beta of 0.81. BankFinancial Corp. has a 52 week low of $11.38 and a 52 week high of $13.29. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $12.52 and a 200 day moving average price of $12.34.
BankFinancial Corp. (NASDAQ:BFIN) last announced its earnings results on Monday, August 1st. The company reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.02. BankFinancial Corp. had a return on equity of 3.42% and a net margin of 12.74%. Equities analysts forecast that BankFinancial Corp. will post $0.34 EPS for the current year.
BankFinancial Corp. Company Profile
BankFinancial Corporation is the bank holding company for BankFinancial, F.S.B. (the Bank). The Bank is a full-service, community-oriented federal savings 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 approximately 20 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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