Zacks: BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) Given $14.00 Consensus Price Target by Brokerages

BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) has received a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Brokerages have set a one year consensus price target of $14.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.22 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned BankFinancial an industry rank of 200 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of analysts have commented on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of BankFinancial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. TheStreet lowered shares of BankFinancial from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Monday, July 29th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BankFinancial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday.

In other BankFinancial news, Director Thomas F. Oneill sold 3,000 shares of BankFinancial stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.19, for a total transaction of $36,570.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 4,260 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $51,929.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 5.05% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of BFIN. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 32.2% in the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 433,965 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $6,453,000 after purchasing an additional 105,734 shares during the period. Context BH Capital Management LP lifted its stake in BankFinancial by 131.4% in the second quarter. Context BH Capital Management LP now owns 118,892 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,663,000 after acquiring an additional 67,505 shares during the period. Acadian Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in BankFinancial by 10.2% in the second quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 488,655 shares of the bank’s stock worth $6,836,000 after acquiring an additional 45,113 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its stake in BankFinancial by 4.0% in the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,021,800 shares of the bank’s stock worth $14,295,000 after acquiring an additional 39,200 shares during the period. Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan purchased a new stake in BankFinancial in the second quarter worth $522,000. 66.92% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of BFIN stock opened at $11.97 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $183.57 million, a PE ratio of 12.57 and a beta of 0.37. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $11.85 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $13.51. BankFinancial has a 12 month low of $11.10 and a 12 month high of $16.06.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 29th. The bank reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $14.53 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.95 million. BankFinancial had a net margin of 19.92% and a return on equity of 8.57%. Research analysts anticipate that BankFinancial will post 1 EPS for the current year.

About BankFinancial

BankFinancial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for BankFinancial, National Association that provides commercial, family, and personal banking products and services in Illinois. The company accepts various deposit products, including savings, NOW, checking, money market, IRA, and other retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit.

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