BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.

Several other brokerages have also commented on BFIN. Zacks Investment Research lowered BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. DA Davidson lowered BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $16.75 price objective for the company. in a report on Thursday, September 28th.

Shares of BankFinancial (NASDAQ BFIN) traded down $0.01 on Wednesday, hitting $16.30. The stock had a trading volume of 25,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 33,164. BankFinancial has a 12-month low of $13.13 and a 12-month high of $17.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a current ratio of 1.06. The stock has a market cap of $294.39, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.13, a PEG ratio of 3.37 and a beta of 0.46.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.01. BankFinancial had a return on equity of 5.09% and a net margin of 17.00%. The firm had revenue of $14.13 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.45 million. research analysts forecast that BankFinancial will post 0.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BFIN. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of BankFinancial by 2.7% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 665,833 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $9,668,000 after acquiring an additional 17,196 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of BankFinancial by 3.1% in the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 135,570 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,968,000 after acquiring an additional 4,043 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE increased its position in shares of BankFinancial by 3.3% in the 1st quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 13,870 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $201,000 after acquiring an additional 447 shares during the period. Bessemer Group Inc. increased its position in shares of BankFinancial by 17.5% in the 2nd quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 20,800 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $310,000 after acquiring an additional 3,100 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in shares of BankFinancial by 5.4% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 107,123 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,598,000 after acquiring an additional 5,527 shares during the period. 63.61% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About BankFinancial

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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