BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday.

BFIN has been the subject of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. DA Davidson cut shares of BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $16.75 price objective for the company. in a research report on Thursday, September 28th.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) traded down $0.32 on Wednesday, hitting $15.98. 13,491 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 23,640. BankFinancial has a 52 week low of $13.13 and a 52 week high of $17.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a current ratio of 1.06. The firm has a market capitalization of $288.42, a PE ratio of 28.54, a PEG ratio of 3.30 and a beta of 0.46.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.01. BankFinancial had a net margin of 17.00% and a return on equity of 5.09%. The company had revenue of $14.13 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.45 million. equities research analysts anticipate that BankFinancial will post 0.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in BankFinancial by 2.7% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 665,833 shares of the bank’s stock worth $9,668,000 after acquiring an additional 17,196 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its stake in BankFinancial by 32.0% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 465,027 shares of the bank’s stock worth $6,936,000 after acquiring an additional 112,676 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in BankFinancial by 1.7% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 455,790 shares of the bank’s stock worth $6,800,000 after acquiring an additional 7,550 shares in the last quarter. Banc Funds Co. LLC boosted its stake in BankFinancial by 1.5% during the second quarter. Banc Funds Co. LLC now owns 440,707 shares of the bank’s stock worth $6,575,000 after acquiring an additional 6,436 shares in the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in BankFinancial by 102.4% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 215,426 shares of the bank’s stock worth $3,450,000 after acquiring an additional 108,993 shares in the last quarter. 63.61% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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