Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for BankFinancial Corporation (NASDAQ: BFIN):

  • 8/8/2017 – BankFinancial Corporation was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 8/1/2017 – BankFinancial Corporation was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 7/31/2017 – BankFinancial Corporation was upgraded by analysts at FIG Partners from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $17.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $16.00.
  • 7/31/2017 – BankFinancial Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “BankFinancial Corporation is the holding company for BankFinancial, F.S.B., a full-service, community-oriented savings bank providing financial services to individuals, families and businesses through eighteen full-service banking offices, located in Cook, DuPage, Lake and Will Counties, Illinois. “
  • 7/3/2017 – BankFinancial Corporation was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “BankFinancial Corporation is the holding company for BankFinancial, F.S.B., a full-service, community-oriented savings bank providing financial services to individuals, families and businesses through eighteen full-service banking offices, located in Cook, DuPage, Lake and Will Counties, Illinois. “

BankFinancial Corporation (NASDAQ BFIN) traded down 0.63% during trading on Thursday, hitting $15.90. The stock had a trading volume of 41,885 shares. The company has a market cap of $291.45 million, a P/E ratio of 32.38 and a beta of 0.58. The company has a 50 day moving average of $15.15 and a 200-day moving average of $14.74. BankFinancial Corporation has a 12-month low of $12.02 and a 12-month high of $16.36.

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. BankFinancial Corporation had a return on equity of 4.55% and a net margin of 15.58%. The firm had revenue of $13.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.25 million. On average, equities analysts predict that BankFinancial Corporation will post $0.60 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 25th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 9th will be given a $0.07 dividend. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 7th. BankFinancial Corporation’s payout ratio is currently 57.14%.

In other BankFinancial Corporation news, Director John M. Hausmann sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.73, for a total value of $78,650.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 69,069 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,086,455.37. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Paul A. Cloutier sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.98, for a total value of $149,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 67,991 shares in the company, valued at $1,018,505.18. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 42,241 shares of company stock worth $652,965. Insiders own 15.45% of the company’s stock.

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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