BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.22 Per Share

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Analysts expect BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) to post earnings per share (EPS) of $0.22 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have made estimates for BankFinancial’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.21 and the highest is $0.23. BankFinancial also posted earnings of $0.22 per share during the same quarter last year. The business is expected to issue its next earnings report on Tuesday, October 15th.

On average, analysts expect that BankFinancial will report full year earnings of $0.72 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.71 to $0.72. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the firm will post earnings of $0.93 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.85 to $1.00. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that follow BankFinancial.

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

In related news, Director Thomas F. Oneill sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.19, for a total transaction of $36,570.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 4,260 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $51,929.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 5.05% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Bank of America Corp DE increased its position in BankFinancial by 2.5% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 61,529 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $860,000 after buying an additional 1,498 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its position in BankFinancial by 429.5% during the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 2,706 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $40,000 after buying an additional 2,195 shares in the last quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. increased its position in BankFinancial by 4.4% during the 2nd quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 51,800 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $725,000 after buying an additional 2,200 shares in the last quarter. Strs Ohio increased its position in BankFinancial by 7.4% during the 2nd quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 39,300 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $549,000 after buying an additional 2,700 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. increased its position in BankFinancial by 10.7% during the 2nd quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 33,244 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $466,000 after buying an additional 3,223 shares in the last quarter. 66.90% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of BFIN traded down $0.19 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $11.58. The company had a trading volume of 30,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 35,158. The company has a market capitalization of $180.95 million, a PE ratio of 13.47, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 0.35. BankFinancial has a one year low of $11.45 and a one year high of $16.39. The company’s fifty day moving average price is $13.32 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $14.46.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 23rd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 7th will be given a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 6th. BankFinancial’s payout ratio is 46.51%.

BankFinancial Company Profile

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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