Brokerages expect BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) to post $14.85 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have made estimates for BankFinancial’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $14.40 million and the highest estimate coming in at $15.30 million. BankFinancial reported sales of $14.54 million during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 2.1%. The business is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Tuesday, October 15th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that BankFinancial will report full year sales of $59.12 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $57.74 million to $60.50 million. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the business will post sales of $61.00 million, with estimates ranging from $57.20 million to $64.80 million. Zacks’ sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for BankFinancial.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last released its earnings results on Monday, July 29th. The bank reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.07. BankFinancial had a return on equity of 8.57% and a net margin of 19.92%. The business had revenue of $14.53 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.95 million.

BFIN has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. TheStreet cut BankFinancial from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Monday, July 29th. ValuEngine cut BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. BankFinancial has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $17.00.

In other BankFinancial news, Director Thomas F. Oneill sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.19, for a total value of $36,570.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 4,260 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $51,929.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 5.05% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its stake in BankFinancial by 429.5% in the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 2,706 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $40,000 after acquiring an additional 2,195 shares during the period. Meeder Asset Management Inc. grew its stake in BankFinancial by 312.0% in the second quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 9,879 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $137,000 after acquiring an additional 7,481 shares during the period. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. acquired a new stake in BankFinancial in the second quarter valued at approximately $147,000. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC grew its stake in BankFinancial by 248.7% in the first quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC now owns 12,209 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $182,000 after acquiring an additional 8,708 shares during the period. Finally, Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new stake in BankFinancial in the first quarter valued at approximately $200,000. 66.90% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

NASDAQ BFIN traded down $0.08 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $11.88. 51,441 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 45,816. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of $11.92 and a 200 day simple moving average of $13.87. BankFinancial has a 1-year low of $11.10 and a 1-year high of $16.13. The firm has a market cap of $184.79 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.81, a PEG ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 0.38.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 23rd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 7th were paid a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 6th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.37%. BankFinancial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 46.51%.

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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