Equities research analysts expect BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) to announce $0.26 earnings per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have made estimates for BankFinancial’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.25 to $0.26. BankFinancial also reported earnings of $0.26 per share during the same quarter last year. The firm is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, July 29th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that BankFinancial will report full-year earnings of $0.98 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.95 to $1.01. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the business will report earnings of $1.07 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.02 to $1.12. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for BankFinancial.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 16th. The bank reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.22. BankFinancial had a return on equity of 8.00% and a net margin of 24.78%. The company had revenue of $14.84 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.80 million.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded BankFinancial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, April 23rd. BidaskClub cut BankFinancial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 19th. ValuEngine cut BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 4th. Finally, FIG Partners lowered BankFinancial from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, March 1st.

Shares of BFIN stock opened at $14.52 on Friday. BankFinancial has a 1 year low of $13.46 and a 1 year high of $18.62. The firm has a market cap of $225.32 million, a PE ratio of 16.88, a PEG ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 0.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.03.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 24th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.75%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 7th. BankFinancial’s dividend payout ratio is presently 46.51%.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 5.0% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,247,903 shares of the bank’s stock worth $18,555,000 after acquiring an additional 59,187 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 10.2% during the 1st quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 982,600 shares of the bank’s stock worth $14,611,000 after acquiring an additional 90,700 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc boosted its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 3.3% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 823,957 shares of the bank’s stock worth $13,134,000 after acquiring an additional 26,521 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 3.3% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 823,957 shares of the bank’s stock worth $13,134,000 after acquiring an additional 26,521 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 27.9% during the 1st quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 443,542 shares of the bank’s stock worth $6,594,000 after acquiring an additional 96,807 shares in the last quarter. 65.28% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About BankFinancial

BankFinancial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for BankFinancial, National Association that provides commercial, family, and personal banking products and services in Illinois. The company accepts various deposit products, including savings, NOW, checking, money market, IRA, and other retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit.

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