Headlines about BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BankFinancial earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.4541913962905 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
A number of analysts have recently issued reports on BFIN shares. ValuEngine upgraded BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. BidaskClub raised BankFinancial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $17.25.
BankFinancial (NASDAQ BFIN) traded down $0.06 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $16.57. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 7,458 shares, compared to its average volume of 25,832. The company has a quick ratio of 1.07, a current ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. BankFinancial has a twelve month low of $13.43 and a twelve month high of $17.20. The company has a market capitalization of $298.75, a P/E ratio of 33.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 0.46.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 23rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 7th were given a dividend of $0.08 per share. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, February 6th. BankFinancial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 64.00%.
In other BankFinancial news, Director Terry R. Wells sold 6,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.49, for a total value of $98,940.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 62,184 shares in the company, valued at $1,025,414.16. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP James J. Brennan sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.54, for a total value of $82,700.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 11,749 shares of company stock valued at $193,999. 15.45% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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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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