Zacks Investment Research Upgrades BankFinancial (BFIN) to “Hold”
BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report issued on Monday.
According to Zacks, “BankFinancial Corporation is the holding company for BankFinancial, F.S.B., a full-service, community-oriented savings bank providing financial services to individuals, families and businesses through eighteen full-service banking offices, located in Cook, DuPage, Lake and Will Counties, Illinois. “
Other equities research analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of BankFinancial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 19th. ValuEngine lowered shares of BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, FIG Partners restated an “outperform” rating on shares of BankFinancial in a report on Monday, August 6th.
BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 16th. The bank reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.01. BankFinancial had a net margin of 18.99% and a return on equity of 7.88%. The business had revenue of $14.54 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.00 million. Equities research analysts anticipate that BankFinancial will post 0.9 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in BankFinancial in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $127,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. acquired a new position in BankFinancial in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $187,000. Citadel Advisors LLC acquired a new position in BankFinancial in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $240,000. First Trust Advisors LP increased its stake in BankFinancial by 19.6% in the 2nd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 25,075 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $443,000 after buying an additional 4,104 shares during the period. Finally, Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in BankFinancial in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $685,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 66.31% of the company’s stock.
BankFinancial Corporation operates as the holding company for BankFinancial, National Association that provides commercial, family, and personal banking products and services in Illinois. The company accepts various deposit products, such as savings, NOW, checking, money market, IRA, and other retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit.
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