Brokerages Anticipate BankFinancial Corp. (BFIN) to Post $0.10 Earnings Per Share
BankFinancial Corp. (NASDAQ:BFIN) has been given a consensus broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the two brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company.
Brokerages have set a one year consensus price objective of $13.75 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.10 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given BankFinancial Corp. an industry rank of 102 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised BankFinancial Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 3rd.
BankFinancial Corp. (NASDAQ:BFIN) opened at 12.46 on Tuesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $12.51 and its 200-day moving average is $12.34. The stock has a market cap of $238.36 million, a P/E ratio of 33.77 and a beta of 0.81. BankFinancial Corp. has a 1-year low of $11.38 and a 1-year high of $13.29.
BankFinancial Corp. (NASDAQ:BFIN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 1st. The company reported $0.04 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.06 by $0.02. BankFinancial Corp. had a net margin of 12.74% and a return on equity of 3.42%. On average, analysts forecast that BankFinancial Corp. will post $0.34 EPS for the current year.
Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its stake in BankFinancial Corp. by 174.4% in the second quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 108,047 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,297,000 after buying an additional 68,677 shares during the last quarter. Banc Funds Co. LLC increased its stake in BankFinancial Corp. by 19.3% in the second quarter. Banc Funds Co. LLC now owns 295,471 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,543,000 after buying an additional 47,898 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its stake in BankFinancial Corp. by 13.1% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 354,732 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,252,000 after buying an additional 41,014 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in BankFinancial Corp. by 3.5% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 642,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,708,000 after buying an additional 21,565 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in BankFinancial Corp. by 1.1% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,705,057 shares of the company’s stock valued at $20,443,000 after buying an additional 18,004 shares during the last quarter. 57.91% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
About BankFinancial Corp.
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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