Analysts Offer Predictions for BankFinancial Co.’s Q1 2019 Earnings (BFIN)

BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) – Analysts at FIG Partners issued their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for BankFinancial in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin forecasts that the bank will earn $0.22 per share for the quarter. FIG Partners also issued estimates for BankFinancial’s Q2 2019 earnings at $0.24 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.26 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.97 EPS.

BFIN has been the topic of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub lowered shares of BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th.

Shares of BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) traded up $0.18 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $15.59. 12,911 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 23,648. BankFinancial has a 12 month low of $13.17 and a 12 month high of $17.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $276.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.82, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.23 and a beta of 0.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 1.06 and a quick ratio of 1.06.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last issued its earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The bank reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.03. BankFinancial had a net margin of 14.39% and a return on equity of 5.73%. The business had revenue of $14.94 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.80 million.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 23rd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 7th will be paid a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 6th. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.05%. BankFinancial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 64.00%.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BFIN. Bessemer Group Inc. increased its stake in BankFinancial by 15.7% during the 4th quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 24,300 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $373,000 after purchasing an additional 3,300 shares in the last quarter. Cigna Investments Inc. New grew its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 90.8% during the fourth quarter. Cigna Investments Inc. New now owns 32,465 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $498,000 after acquiring an additional 15,447 shares in the last quarter. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of BankFinancial during the fourth quarter valued at about $177,000. First Quadrant L P CA grew its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 110.1% during the fourth quarter. First Quadrant L P CA now owns 54,835 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $841,000 after acquiring an additional 28,740 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC grew its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 12.9% during the fourth quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 237,042 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $3,637,000 after acquiring an additional 27,092 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 64.43% 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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