$14.90 Million in Sales Expected for BankFinancial Co. (BFIN) This Quarter

Analysts predict that BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) will report sales of $14.90 million for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have made estimates for BankFinancial’s earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $14.80 million and the highest estimate coming in at $15.00 million. BankFinancial reported sales of $14.94 million during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 0.3%. The firm is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Monday, February 4th.

On average, analysts expect that BankFinancial will report full-year sales of $59.30 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $58.60 million to $60.00 million. For the next year, analysts forecast that the business will post sales of $62.13 million, with estimates ranging from $61.65 million to $62.60 million. Zacks’ sales calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for BankFinancial.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 16th. The bank reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $14.54 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.00 million. BankFinancial had a return on equity of 7.88% and a net margin of 18.99%.

BFIN has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub raised BankFinancial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, October 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded BankFinancial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 11th.

NASDAQ:BFIN traded down $0.39 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $15.01. 34,562 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 43,559. 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 twelve month low of $13.88 and a twelve month high of $18.62. The firm has a market capitalization of $255.11 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.83, a PEG ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 0.52.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 23rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 7th were issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 6th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.66%. BankFinancial’s dividend payout ratio is 63.49%.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BFIN. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 19.7% in the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 864,200 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $15,253,000 after buying an additional 142,400 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC increased its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 123.3% in the 2nd quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 104,564 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,846,000 after buying an additional 57,733 shares during the period. Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of BankFinancial in the 3rd quarter valued at $685,000. Zacks Investment Management acquired a new stake in shares of BankFinancial in the 2nd quarter valued at $713,000. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc increased its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 3.3% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 823,957 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $13,134,000 after buying an additional 26,521 shares during the period. 65.66% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About BankFinancial

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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