BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) EVP James J. Brennan sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.54, for a total transaction of $82,700.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.
Shares of BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ BFIN) traded up $0.21 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $16.92. 89,681 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 28,623. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 1.07. The company has a market cap of $303.41, a P/E ratio of 26.44, a P/E/G ratio of 2.45 and a beta of 0.46. BankFinancial Co. has a twelve month low of $13.43 and a twelve month high of $17.20.
BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last issued its earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The bank reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.03. BankFinancial had a net margin of 14.39% and a return on equity of 5.76%. The business had revenue of $14.94 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.80 million. analysts expect that BankFinancial Co. will post 0.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 23rd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 7th were paid a dividend of $0.08 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, February 6th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.89%. BankFinancial’s dividend payout ratio is presently 64.00%.
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BFIN. State Street Corp boosted its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 32.0% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 465,027 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $6,936,000 after purchasing an additional 112,676 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 102.4% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 215,426 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $3,450,000 after purchasing an additional 108,993 shares in the last quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC bought a new position in shares of BankFinancial during the third quarter valued at approximately $672,000. OxFORD Asset Management LLP bought a new position in shares of BankFinancial during the third quarter valued at approximately $505,000. Finally, Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 119.1% during the third quarter. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. now owns 53,715 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $853,000 after purchasing an additional 29,200 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 62.18% of the company’s stock.
A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $18.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $17.25.
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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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