BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) insider John G. Manos sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.75, for a total value of $147,500.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 51,904 shares in the company, valued at $765,584. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) traded down 1.75% during trading on Monday, hitting $14.56. The stock had a trading volume of 35,407 shares. BankFinancial Co. has a 52 week low of $11.38 and a 52 week high of $15.24. The stock has a market capitalization of $267.90 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.33 and a beta of 0.57. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $14.46 and a 200-day moving average price of $13.75.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 30th. The company reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.00. BankFinancial had a return on equity of 3.64% and a net margin of 13.05%. On average, equities research analysts forecast that BankFinancial Co. will post $0.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 24th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 8th were given a dividend of $0.06 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, February 6th. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.65%. BankFinancial’s payout ratio is 61.54%.

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A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of BFIN. Cigna Investments Inc. New bought a new position in BankFinancial during the fourth quarter valued at about $283,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY raised its position in BankFinancial by 847.6% in the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 11,987 shares of the company’s stock valued at $178,000 after buying an additional 10,722 shares during the last quarter. A.R.T. Advisors LLC bought a new position in BankFinancial during the fourth quarter valued at about $152,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its position in BankFinancial by 6.0% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 587,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,711,000 after buying an additional 33,100 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Martingale Asset Management L P raised its position in BankFinancial by 8.6% in the fourth quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 44,006 shares of the company’s stock valued at $653,000 after buying an additional 3,500 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 59.54% of the company’s stock.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 7th.

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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