BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) – FIG Partners issued their Q1 2018 earnings estimates for shares of BankFinancial in a report released on Tuesday. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin expects that the bank will earn $0.18 per share for the quarter. FIG Partners also issued estimates for BankFinancial’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.22 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.24 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.25 EPS.
A number of other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of BankFinancial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd.
BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 29th. The bank reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ 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 company had revenue of $14.94 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.80 million.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 23rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 7th will be issued a dividend of $0.08 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 6th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.05%. BankFinancial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 64.00%.
A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of BFIN. State Street Corp raised its holdings in BankFinancial by 32.0% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 465,027 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $6,936,000 after buying an additional 112,676 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its holdings in BankFinancial by 102.4% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 215,426 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $3,450,000 after buying an additional 108,993 shares during the last quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC bought a new stake in BankFinancial during the 3rd quarter valued at $672,000. OxFORD Asset Management LLP bought a new stake in BankFinancial during the 3rd quarter valued at $505,000. Finally, Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in BankFinancial by 119.1% during the 3rd quarter. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. now owns 53,715 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $853,000 after buying an additional 29,200 shares during 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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