BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) has received a consensus broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company.

Brokerages have set a 1-year consensus target price of $17.38 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.17 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned BankFinancial an industry rank of 13 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several equities analysts recently commented on BFIN shares. BidaskClub lowered BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, DA Davidson lowered BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $16.75 price target on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, September 28th.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. OxFORD Asset Management LLP acquired a new position in shares of BankFinancial in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $505,000. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. raised its position in shares of BankFinancial by 119.1% in the 3rd 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. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in shares of BankFinancial by 61.3% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 18,732 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $297,000 after purchasing an additional 7,118 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its holdings in shares of BankFinancial by 102.4% in the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 215,426 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $3,450,000 after acquiring an additional 108,993 shares during the last quarter. Finally, FNY Partners Fund LP bought a new stake in shares of BankFinancial in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $124,000. 63.61% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ BFIN) traded up $0.21 during trading on Thursday, reaching $15.52. The company had a trading volume of 23,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 19,700. The firm has a market cap of $276.34, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.71, a PEG ratio of 2.36 and a beta of 0.47. The company has a quick ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30. BankFinancial has a 12-month low of $13.13 and a 12-month high of $17.00.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $14.13 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.45 million. BankFinancial had a return on equity of 5.09% and a net margin of 17.00%. sell-side analysts anticipate that BankFinancial will post 0.61 earnings per share for the current year.

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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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