BidaskClub Lowers BankFinancial (BFIN) to Strong Sell
BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday.
BFIN has been the subject of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. DA Davidson cut shares of BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $16.75 price objective for the company. in a research note on Thursday, September 28th.
BankFinancial (BFIN) opened at $15.38 on Thursday. BankFinancial has a 1 year low of $13.13 and a 1 year 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 firm has a market cap of $277.60, a PE ratio of 27.46, a P/E/G ratio of 2.40 and a beta of 0.47.
BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.01. BankFinancial had a net margin of 17.00% and a return on equity of 5.09%. The company had revenue of $14.13 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.45 million. analysts forecast that BankFinancial will post 0.61 earnings per share for the current year.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. FNY Partners Fund LP purchased a new stake in BankFinancial during the 3rd quarter valued at about $124,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. purchased a new stake in BankFinancial during the 2nd quarter valued at about $167,000. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in BankFinancial during the 3rd quarter valued at about $181,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its stake in BankFinancial by 6.5% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 15,454 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $230,000 after acquiring an additional 946 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Menta Capital LLC purchased a new stake in BankFinancial during the 2nd quarter valued at about $243,000. 63.61% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
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BankFinancial Company Profile
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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