Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate BankFinancial Co. (BFIN) Will Announce Earnings of $0.17 Per Share

Brokerages expect BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) to report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.17 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have provided estimates for BankFinancial’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.16 and the highest is $0.17. BankFinancial reported earnings per share of $0.12 in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 41.7%. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 29th.

On average, analysts expect that BankFinancial will report full-year earnings of $0.61 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.60 to $0.61. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of $0.81 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.73 to $0.89. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for BankFinancial.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.01. BankFinancial had a return on equity of 5.09% and a net margin of 17.00%. The company had revenue of $14.13 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.45 million.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded 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. BidaskClub lowered BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. 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.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ BFIN) traded up $0.27 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $15.55. The company had a trading volume of 34,475 shares, compared to its average volume of 15,079. 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 one year low of $13.13 and a one year high of $17.00. The company has a market capitalization of $280.66, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.77, a PEG ratio of 2.40 and a beta of 0.47.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. FNY Partners Fund LP purchased a new position in BankFinancial during the third quarter valued at $124,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. purchased a new position in BankFinancial during the second quarter valued at $167,000. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new position in BankFinancial during the third quarter valued at $181,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its stake in BankFinancial by 6.5% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 15,454 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $230,000 after buying an additional 946 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Menta Capital LLC purchased a new position in BankFinancial during the second quarter valued at $243,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 63.61% of the company’s stock.

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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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