BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.22 Per Share

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Analysts expect BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) to post earnings per share of $0.22 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have provided estimates for BankFinancial’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.23 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.21. BankFinancial also posted earnings of $0.22 per share during the same quarter last year. The firm is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Tuesday, October 15th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that BankFinancial will report full-year earnings of $0.72 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.71 to $0.72. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will report earnings of $0.93 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.85 to $1.00. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that follow BankFinancial.

A number of research analysts have commented on BFIN shares. TheStreet downgraded BankFinancial from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Monday, July 29th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 9th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 6th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have assigned a hold rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $17.00.

In other news, Director Thomas F. Oneill sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.19, for a total transaction of $36,570.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 4,260 shares in the company, valued at approximately $51,929.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 5.05% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BFIN. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 4.5% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 159,617 shares of the bank’s stock worth $2,386,000 after acquiring an additional 6,842 shares in the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE lifted its position in shares of BankFinancial by 30.5% during the 4th quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 48,758 shares of the bank’s stock worth $729,000 after purchasing an additional 11,390 shares during the last quarter. Bailard Inc. acquired a new position in shares of BankFinancial during the 1st quarter worth about $336,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its position in shares of BankFinancial by 429.5% during the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 2,706 shares of the bank’s stock worth $40,000 after purchasing an additional 2,195 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC lifted its position in shares of BankFinancial by 22.5% during 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 during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 68.65% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NASDAQ BFIN opened at $11.35 on Friday. The business’s 50-day moving average price is $12.99 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $14.34. BankFinancial has a one year low of $11.32 and a one year high of $16.39. The company has a market capitalization of $178.65 million, a P/E ratio of 12.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.45 and a beta of 0.35.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 23rd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 7th were paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, August 6th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.52%. BankFinancial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 46.51%.

About BankFinancial

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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