Media coverage about BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BankFinancial earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.2937397863184 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
BankFinancial traded up $0.06, reaching $17.95, during midday trading on Wednesday, MarketBeat.com reports. The stock had a trading volume of 20,749 shares, compared to its average volume of 37,488. BankFinancial has a 12-month low of $14.66 and a 12-month high of $18.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 1.07. The firm has a market cap of $319.83 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.49, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.58 and a beta of 0.47.
BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 30th. The bank reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.01. BankFinancial had a net margin of 16.70% and a return on equity of 6.63%. The firm had revenue of $14.56 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.65 million. analysts expect that BankFinancial will post 0.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on BFIN shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BankFinancial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 4th. BidaskClub lowered shares of BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 4th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $17.58.
In other BankFinancial news, insider William J. Jr. Deutsch sold 3,707 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.77, for a total transaction of $65,873.39. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 16,723 shares in the company, valued at approximately $297,167.71. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider William J. Jr. Deutsch sold 9,223 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.67, for a total transaction of $162,970.41. Following the sale, the insider now owns 16,723 shares in the company, valued at $295,495.41. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 66,422 shares of company stock worth $1,162,480. 15.17% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
BankFinancial Company Profile
BankFinancial Corporation operates as the holding company for BankFinancial, National Association that provides commercial, family, and personal banking products and services in Illinois. The company accepts various deposit products, such as savings, NOW, checking, money market, IRA, and other retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit.
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