Analysts Expect BankFinancial Co. (BFIN) Will Post Earnings of $0.22 Per Share

Equities analysts expect that BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) will post $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have issued estimates for BankFinancial’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.21 and the highest is $0.22. BankFinancial posted earnings per share of $0.20 during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 10%. The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, April 29th.

On average, analysts expect that BankFinancial will report full-year earnings of $0.97 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.95 to $0.99. For the next year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $1.05 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.02 to $1.07. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for BankFinancial.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 22nd. The bank reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $21.37 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.90 million. BankFinancial had a net margin of 25.40% and a return on equity of 7.78%.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on BFIN. ValuEngine lowered BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 4th. BidaskClub downgraded BankFinancial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 19th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 26th. Finally, FIG Partners downgraded BankFinancial from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, March 1st.

BFIN stock traded up $0.03 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $15.09. The stock had a trading volume of 37,032 shares, compared to its average volume of 58,893. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a current ratio of 1.04. The firm has a market capitalization of $246.90 million, a P/E ratio of 17.55, a PEG ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 0.38. BankFinancial has a 52-week low of $13.46 and a 52-week high of $18.62.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its position in shares of BankFinancial by 3.1% during the 3rd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 891,100 shares of the bank’s stock worth $14,204,000 after purchasing an additional 26,900 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc increased its position in shares of BankFinancial by 3.3% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 823,957 shares of the bank’s stock worth $13,134,000 after purchasing an additional 26,521 shares during the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of BankFinancial by 6.6% during the 4th quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 346,735 shares of the bank’s stock worth $5,185,000 after purchasing an additional 21,372 shares during the last quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P increased its position in shares of BankFinancial by 26.9% during the 4th quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 76,007 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,137,000 after purchasing an additional 16,100 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of BankFinancial by 3.3% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 823,957 shares of the bank’s stock worth $13,134,000 after purchasing an additional 26,521 shares during the last quarter. 66.50% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About BankFinancial

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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