Analysts expect BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) to announce earnings of $0.17 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have issued estimates for BankFinancial’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.17 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.16. BankFinancial posted earnings per share of $0.12 in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 41.7%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings results on Monday, January 29th.

On average, analysts expect that BankFinancial will report full year earnings of $0.61 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.60 to $0.61. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of $0.81 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.73 to $0.89. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover BankFinancial.

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BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.01. BankFinancial had a return on equity of 5.09% and a net margin of 17.00%. The company had revenue of $14.13 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.45 million.

Several brokerages have weighed in on BFIN. Zacks Investment Research upgraded BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub downgraded BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Finally, DA Davidson downgraded BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $16.75 target price on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, September 28th.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. OxFORD Asset Management LLP purchased a new stake in shares of BankFinancial in the third quarter valued at approximately $505,000. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 119.1% in the third quarter. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. now owns 53,715 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $853,000 after buying an additional 29,200 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 61.3% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 18,732 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $297,000 after buying an additional 7,118 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 102.4% in the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 215,426 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $3,450,000 after buying an additional 108,993 shares in the last quarter. Finally, FNY Partners Fund LP purchased a new stake in shares of BankFinancial in the third quarter valued at approximately $124,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 63.61% of the company’s stock.

Shares of BankFinancial (BFIN) traded up $0.09 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $15.57. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 23,201 shares, compared to its average volume of 19,859. BankFinancial has a one year low of $13.13 and a one year high of $17.00. The stock has a market cap of $281.02, a P/E ratio of 27.80, a P/E/G ratio of 2.40 and a beta of 0.47. The company has a quick ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30.

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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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