BankFinancial (BFIN) Stock Rating Lowered by BidaskClub

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday.

A number of other research firms have also recently commented on BFIN. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. DA Davidson cut shares of BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $16.75 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, September 28th.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ BFIN) traded up $0.03 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $15.64. 14,800 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 18,022. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 1.06 and a quick ratio of 1.06. The company has a market cap of $282.29, a PE ratio of 27.93, a PEG ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 0.47. BankFinancial has a 52 week low of $13.13 and a 52 week high of $17.00.

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

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings 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 acquiring an additional 112,676 shares during the period. 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 acquiring an additional 108,993 shares during the period. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC bought a new stake in BankFinancial during the 3rd quarter valued at $672,000. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans raised its holdings in BankFinancial by 46.4% during the 2nd quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 118,832 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,773,000 after acquiring an additional 37,662 shares during the period. Finally, OxFORD Asset Management LLP bought a new stake in BankFinancial during the 3rd quarter valued at $505,000. 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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