Zacks: BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

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Shares of BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) have been assigned an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating.

Brokerages have set a 1-year consensus price target of $16.75 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.26 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned BankFinancial an industry rank of 110 out of 256 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on BFIN. Zacks Investment Research lowered Home Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 7th. BidaskClub raised BankFinancial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 9th.

Shares of BFIN traded down $0.07 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $13.82. 66 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 50,715. The company has a market cap of $215.70 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.13, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 0.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 1.03. BankFinancial has a twelve month low of $13.44 and a twelve month high of $18.00. The stock has a fifty day simple moving average of $13.97.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 16th. The bank reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22. The company had revenue of $14.84 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.80 million. BankFinancial had a return on equity of 8.00% and a net margin of 24.78%. On average, research analysts forecast that BankFinancial will post 0.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in BankFinancial by 41.6% in the 4th quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 18,839 shares of the bank’s stock worth $282,000 after purchasing an additional 5,532 shares in the last quarter. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. increased its stake in BankFinancial by 8.2% in the 1st quarter. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. now owns 178,248 shares of the bank’s stock worth $2,651,000 after purchasing an additional 13,497 shares in the last quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P increased its stake in BankFinancial by 26.9% in the 4th quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 76,007 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,137,000 after purchasing an additional 16,100 shares in the last quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in BankFinancial in the 4th quarter worth about $52,000. Finally, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC increased its stake in BankFinancial by 22.5% in the 1st quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 51,827 shares of the bank’s stock worth $771,000 after purchasing an additional 9,527 shares in the last quarter. 66.80% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

BankFinancial Company Profile

BankFinancial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for BankFinancial, National Association that provides commercial, family, and personal banking products and services in Illinois. The company accepts various deposit products, including savings, NOW, checking, money market, IRA, and other retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit.

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