Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its position in BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) by 33.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 16,716 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,200 shares during the quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors owned 0.09% of BankFinancial worth $266,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of BFIN. State Street Corp raised its position in BankFinancial by 32.0% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 465,027 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $6,936,000 after purchasing an additional 112,676 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans increased its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 46.4% in the second quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 118,832 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,773,000 after buying an additional 37,662 shares during the period. Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company LLC increased its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 27.9% in the second quarter. Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company LLC now owns 142,026 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $2,119,000 after buying an additional 31,016 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 39.7% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 106,433 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,589,000 after buying an additional 30,265 shares during the period. Finally, Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 16,243.3% in the second quarter. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. now owns 24,515 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $366,000 after buying an additional 24,365 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 63.61% of the company’s stock.
BFIN has been the subject of several recent research reports. 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 note on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub cut BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Finally, DA Davidson cut BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $16.75 price target for the company. in a research note on Thursday, September 28th.
BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.01. BankFinancial had a return on equity of 5.09% and a net margin of 17.00%. The company had revenue of $14.13 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.45 million. sell-side analysts expect that BankFinancial Co. will post 0.61 EPS for the current year.
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BankFinancial Company Profile
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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