BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) EVP James J. Brennan sold 5,000 shares of BankFinancial stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.54, for a total value of $82,700.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.
BankFinancial stock opened at $16.92 on Monday. 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 Co. has a 52 week low of $13.43 and a 52 week high of $17.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $303.41, a PE ratio of 33.84, a P/E/G ratio of 2.45 and a beta of 0.46.
BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 29th. The bank reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.03. BankFinancial had a return on equity of 5.76% and a net margin of 14.39%. The company had revenue of $14.94 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.80 million. research analysts forecast that BankFinancial Co. will post 0.87 earnings per share for the current year.
Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. FNY Partners Fund LP acquired a new stake in BankFinancial in the 3rd quarter worth about $124,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. acquired a new stake in BankFinancial in the 2nd quarter worth about $167,000. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. acquired a new stake in BankFinancial in the 4th quarter worth about $177,000. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in BankFinancial in the 3rd quarter worth about $181,000. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its holdings 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 buying an additional 946 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 61.64% of the company’s stock.
Several equities analysts recently weighed in on BFIN shares. BidaskClub upgraded BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. ValuEngine upgraded BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. BankFinancial presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $17.25.
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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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