Press coverage about BankFinancial Corporation (NASDAQ:BFIN) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BankFinancial Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the bank an impact score of 46.2250653190779 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of BankFinancial Corporation (BFIN) traded up 0.19% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $16.24. 22,375 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $297.68 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.08 and a beta of 0.54. BankFinancial Corporation has a 52-week low of $12.15 and a 52-week high of $16.89. The company’s 50 day moving average is $15.98 and its 200 day moving average is $15.19.

BankFinancial Corporation (NASDAQ:BFIN) last released its quarterly earnings data 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 analyst estimates of $14.25 million. BankFinancial Corporation had a net margin of 15.58% and a return on equity of 4.55%. On average, equities analysts forecast that BankFinancial Corporation will post $0.60 earnings per share for the current year.

BankFinancial Corporation declared that its board has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Friday, July 28th that permits the company to repurchase 250,000 outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the bank to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

Several analysts recently issued reports on BFIN shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BankFinancial Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday. BidaskClub upgraded shares of BankFinancial Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. DA Davidson lowered shares of BankFinancial Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $16.75 price objective on the stock. in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, FIG Partners upgraded shares of BankFinancial Corporation from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $16.00 to $17.00 in a report on Monday, July 31st.

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In related news, EVP James J. Brennan sold 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.06, for a total transaction of $240,900.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 73,635 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,182,578.10. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director John M. Hausmann sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated 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 $1,086,455.37. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 15.45% of the company’s stock.

About BankFinancial Corporation

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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