Zacks: BankFinancial Corp. (BFIN) Given $13.75 Consensus Target Price by Brokerages
Shares of BankFinancial Corp. (NASDAQ:BFIN) have earned an average broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the two brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company.
Brokers have set a 12-month consensus target price of $13.75 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.10 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given BankFinancial Corp. an industry rank of 103 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded BankFinancial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th.
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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of BankFinancial Corp. by 1.1% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,705,057 shares of the company’s stock worth $20,443,000 after buying an additional 18,004 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of BankFinancial Corp. by 3.5% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 642,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,708,000 after buying an additional 21,565 shares in the last quarter. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. boosted its position in shares of BankFinancial Corp. by 2.1% in the second quarter. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. now owns 631,468 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,571,000 after buying an additional 13,150 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of BankFinancial Corp. by 13.1% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 354,732 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,252,000 after buying an additional 41,014 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Banc Funds Co. LLC boosted its position in shares of BankFinancial Corp. by 19.3% in the second quarter. Banc Funds Co. LLC now owns 295,471 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,543,000 after buying an additional 47,898 shares in the last quarter. 57.91% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Shares of BankFinancial Corp. (NASDAQ:BFIN) traded down 0.87% on Tuesday, hitting $12.50. The company had a trading volume of 6,433 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $239.13 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.88 and a beta of 0.81. BankFinancial Corp. has a 1-year low of $11.38 and a 1-year high of $13.29. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $12.49 and a 200 day moving average price of $12.33.
BankFinancial Corp. (NASDAQ:BFIN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 1st. The company reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.06 by $0.02. BankFinancial Corp. had a net margin of 12.74% and a return on equity of 3.42%. On average, equities analysts forecast that BankFinancial Corp. will post $0.34 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
About BankFinancial Corp.
BankFinancial Corporation is the bank holding company for BankFinancial, F.S.B. (the Bank). The Bank is a full-service, community-oriented federal savings 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 approximately 20 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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