Bessemer Group Inc. Boosts Stake in BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN)

Bessemer Group Inc. increased its holdings in BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) by 15.7% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 24,300 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 3,300 shares during the period. Bessemer Group Inc. owned 0.13% of BankFinancial worth $373,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. FNY Partners Fund LP bought a new position in BankFinancial in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $124,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. purchased a new stake in BankFinancial in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $167,000. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. purchased a new stake in BankFinancial in the 4th quarter worth approximately $177,000. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in BankFinancial in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $181,000. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its stake in BankFinancial by 6.5% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 15,454 shares of the bank’s stock worth $230,000 after purchasing an additional 946 shares in the last quarter. 64.68% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ BFIN) opened at $16.18 on Tuesday. BankFinancial Co. has a 52 week low of $13.43 and a 52 week 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. The stock has a market cap of $290.57, a P/E ratio of 25.28, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.34 and a beta of 0.48.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 29th. The bank reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $14.94 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.80 million. BankFinancial had a net margin of 14.39% and a return on equity of 5.73%. equities analysts anticipate that BankFinancial Co. will post 0.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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 given a dividend of $0.08 per share. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.98%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 6th. BankFinancial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 64.00%.

Several analysts have issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $18.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd.

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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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN)

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