BidaskClub upgraded shares of BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Wednesday morning.

Several other research analysts have also recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut BankFinancial from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. DA Davidson cut BankFinancial from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $16.75 price target for the company. in a research report on Thursday, September 28th.

BankFinancial (BFIN) opened at $15.98 on Wednesday. BankFinancial has a 12 month low of $13.13 and a 12 month high of $17.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $288.43, a PE ratio of 29.11, a PEG ratio of 3.37 and a beta of 0.46. The company has a quick ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30.

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, topping the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.01. BankFinancial had a return on equity of 5.09% and a net margin of 17.00%. The firm had revenue of $14.13 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.45 million. research analysts anticipate that BankFinancial will post 0.61 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 24th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 8th were given a dividend of $0.08 per share. This is a boost from BankFinancial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.07. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 7th. BankFinancial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 57.14%.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in BankFinancial by 2.7% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 665,833 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $9,668,000 after acquiring an additional 17,196 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp raised its position in BankFinancial by 1.7% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 455,790 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $6,800,000 after acquiring an additional 7,550 shares in the last quarter. First Quadrant L P CA raised its position in BankFinancial by 179.4% during the third quarter. First Quadrant L P CA now owns 26,095 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $415,000 after acquiring an additional 16,754 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in BankFinancial by 39.7% during the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 106,433 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,589,000 after acquiring an additional 30,265 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company LLC raised its position in BankFinancial by 27.9% during the second quarter. Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company LLC now owns 142,026 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $2,119,000 after acquiring an additional 31,016 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 63.61% of the company’s stock.

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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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