News headlines about BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BankFinancial earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.4541913962905 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- James J. Brennan Sells 10,000 Shares of BankFinancial Co. (BFIN) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Insider Selling: BankFinancial Co. (BFIN) EVP Sells 10,779 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- BankFinancial Co. (BFIN) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Brokerages Expect BankFinancial Co. (BFIN) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $14.65 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks: BankFinancial Co. (BFIN) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on BFIN shares. BidaskClub downgraded shares of BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. ValuEngine raised shares of BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised 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. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $17.25.
BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The bank reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by $0.03. BankFinancial had a net margin of 14.39% and a return on equity of 5.76%. The business had revenue of $14.94 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.80 million. research analysts anticipate that BankFinancial will post 0.87 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 23rd. Shareholders 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 1.91%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, February 6th. BankFinancial’s payout ratio is currently 64.00%.
In other BankFinancial news, EVP James J. Brennan sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.54, for a total transaction of $82,700.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP James J. Brennan sold 10,779 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.80, for a total transaction of $181,087.20. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 59,251 shares in the company, valued at $995,416.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 32,528 shares of company stock worth $543,086 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 15.45% of the company’s stock.
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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