BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) Lowered to Sell at BidaskClub

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) was downgraded by BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, February 5th.

Other analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BankFinancial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 11th. ValuEngine lowered shares of BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, February 4th.

BankFinancial stock traded down $0.02 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $15.62. 148,309 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 34,392. The company has a current ratio of 1.04, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11. BankFinancial has a fifty-two week low of $13.46 and a fifty-two week high of $18.62. The firm has a market capitalization of $254.77 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.16, a PEG ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 0.42.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 22nd. The bank reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($0.05). BankFinancial had a net margin of 25.40% and a return on equity of 7.78%. The company had revenue of $21.37 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.90 million. On average, sell-side analysts predict that BankFinancial will post 0.98 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of BFIN. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 4.6% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 109,573 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,934,000 after acquiring an additional 4,839 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in BankFinancial in the second quarter valued at approximately $187,000. Millennium Management LLC grew its position in BankFinancial by 123.3% in the second quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 104,564 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,846,000 after acquiring an additional 57,733 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System grew its position in BankFinancial by 6.1% in the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 61,521 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,086,000 after acquiring an additional 3,521 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp grew its position in BankFinancial by 1.4% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 450,740 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $7,955,000 after acquiring an additional 6,258 shares in the last quarter. 66.87% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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