News stories about BankFinancial Corporation (NASDAQ:BFIN) have trended positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BankFinancial Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.1260131545863 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

BankFinancial Corporation (NASDAQ:BFIN) traded up 0.83% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $15.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 49,341 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $15.84 and a 200 day moving average price of $15.05. BankFinancial Corporation has a one year low of $12.15 and a one year high of $16.36. The firm has a market cap of $288.70 million, a P/E ratio of 32.08 and a beta of 0.58.

BankFinancial Corporation (NASDAQ:BFIN) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The bank reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.15 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $13.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.25 million. BankFinancial Corporation had a return on equity of 4.55% and a net margin of 15.58%. Equities research analysts forecast that BankFinancial Corporation will post $0.60 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 25th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 9th were issued a $0.07 dividend. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.78%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, August 7th. BankFinancial Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 57.14%.

BankFinancial Corporation declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program on Friday, July 28th that permits the company to repurchase 250,000 shares. This repurchase authorization permits the bank to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded BankFinancial Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. FIG Partners upgraded BankFinancial Corporation from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $16.00 to $17.00 in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded BankFinancial Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st.

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In other BankFinancial Corporation news, Director John M. Hausmann sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.73, for a total value of $78,650.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 69,069 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,086,455.37. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO Paul A. Cloutier sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.98, for a total transaction of $149,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 67,991 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,018,505.18. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 30,000 shares of company stock valued at $469,350 in the last ninety days. 15.45% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

BankFinancial Corporation 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,

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