BankFinancial Co. (BFIN) Given $17.38 Consensus Target Price by Brokerages

BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) has been assigned an average broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the two analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company.

Brokers have set a 1 year consensus price target of $17.38 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.17 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned BankFinancial an industry rank of 15 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of analysts recently commented on BFIN shares. 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 report on Wednesday, September 27th. DA Davidson lowered 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. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th.

Shares of BankFinancial (BFIN) traded up $0.03 during trading on Thursday, reaching $15.64. The company had a trading volume of 14,855 shares, compared to its average volume of 20,295. The company has a market capitalization of $282.29, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.93, a P/E/G ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 0.47. BankFinancial has a 1-year low of $13.13 and a 1-year high of $17.00. 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 (NASDAQ:BFIN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.01. The business 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%. research analysts anticipate that BankFinancial will post 0.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 32.0% in the second 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 period. Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 1.7% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 455,790 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $6,800,000 after buying an additional 7,550 shares during the period. Banc Funds Co. LLC raised its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 1.5% in the second quarter. Banc Funds Co. LLC now owns 440,707 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $6,575,000 after buying an additional 6,436 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 102.4% in the third 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 period. Finally, Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company LLC raised its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 27.9% in the second quarter. Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company LLC now owns 142,026 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $2,119,000 after buying an additional 31,016 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors 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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