BankFinancial Co. to Post Q4 2019 Earnings of $0.28 Per Share, FIG Partners Forecasts (BFIN)
BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) – Analysts at FIG Partners raised their Q4 2019 EPS estimates for shares of BankFinancial in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, April 22nd. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin now forecasts that the bank will post earnings of $0.28 per share for the quarter, up from their prior estimate of $0.27. FIG Partners currently has a “Market Perform” rating on the stock. FIG Partners also issued estimates for BankFinancial’s Q1 2020 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.27 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.29 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.30 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.12 EPS.
BFIN has been the topic of a number of other reports. ValuEngine cut BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 4th. BidaskClub cut BankFinancial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 19th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 26th.
BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 16th. The bank reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22. The business had revenue of $14.84 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.80 million. BankFinancial had a return on equity of 7.85% and a net margin of 24.78%.
A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. grew its position in BankFinancial by 8.2% in the first quarter. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. now owns 178,248 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $2,651,000 after acquiring an additional 13,497 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its position in BankFinancial by 4.5% in the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 159,617 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $2,386,000 after acquiring an additional 6,842 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE grew its position in BankFinancial by 30.5% in the fourth quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 48,758 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $729,000 after acquiring an additional 11,390 shares during the period. Bessemer Group Inc. grew its position in BankFinancial by 58.4% in the fourth quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 38,500 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $576,000 after acquiring an additional 14,200 shares during the period. Finally, O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in BankFinancial in the fourth quarter valued at $52,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 66.58% of the company’s stock.
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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