News articles about BankFinancial Corporation (NASDAQ:BFIN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BankFinancial Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 48.3036160206194 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of BankFinancial Corporation (BFIN) opened at 16.02 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $293.65 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.63 and a beta of 0.58. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $15.01 and a 200-day moving average of $14.66. BankFinancial Corporation has a one year low of $12.02 and a one year high of $16.09.

BankFinancial Corporation (NASDAQ:BFIN) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The bank reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $13.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.25 million. BankFinancial Corporation had a net margin of 15.58% and a return on equity of 4.55%. On average, equities analysts anticipate that BankFinancial Corporation will post $0.60 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 25th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 9th will be paid a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 7th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.75%. BankFinancial Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 57.14%.

BankFinancial Corporation declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Friday, July 28th that permits the company to repurchase 250,000 shares. This repurchase authorization permits the bank to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on BFIN. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BankFinancial Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub lowered shares of BankFinancial Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, FIG Partners upgraded shares of BankFinancial Corporation from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $16.00 to $17.00 in a report on Monday, July 31st.

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In other news, insider John G. Manos sold 2,705 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.00, for a total value of $40,575.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 14,395 shares in the company, valued at $215,925. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider John G. Manos sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.89, for a total transaction of $148,900.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 22,100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $329,069. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 37,241 shares of company stock valued at $560,965 over the last 90 days. Insiders own 15.45% of the company’s stock.

BankFinancial Corporation 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,

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