BidaskClub lowered shares of BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Wednesday.

Several other brokerages have also recently weighed in on BFIN. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BankFinancial from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $18.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. DA Davidson cut shares of BankFinancial from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $16.75 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, September 28th.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ BFIN) opened at $15.35 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a current ratio of 1.06. The stock has a market cap of $283.74, a PE ratio of 27.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.25 and a beta of 0.46. BankFinancial has a one year low of $13.13 and a one year high of $17.00.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $14.13 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.45 million. BankFinancial had a net margin of 17.00% and a return on equity of 5.09%. equities research analysts forecast that BankFinancial will post 0.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. FNY Partners Fund LP bought a new stake in BankFinancial during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $124,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. bought a new stake in BankFinancial during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $167,000. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in BankFinancial during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $181,000. Bank of America Corp DE raised its stake in BankFinancial by 3.3% during the 1st quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 13,870 shares of the bank’s stock worth $201,000 after acquiring an additional 447 shares during the period. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its stake in BankFinancial by 6.5% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 15,454 shares of the bank’s stock worth $230,000 after acquiring an additional 946 shares during the period. 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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