Shares of BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) have been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the two brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company.

Analysts have set a 12-month consensus target price of $16.75 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.23 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned BankFinancial an industry rank of 102 out of 256 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub lowered BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 17th. Zacks Investment Research lowered BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, December 17th.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in BFIN. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted 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 purchasing an additional 142,400 shares during the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC raised its holdings 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. purchased a new stake in shares of BankFinancial in the 3rd quarter valued at $685,000. Vanguard Group Inc raised its holdings 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. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in 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 period. 65.66% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

BankFinancial stock opened at $14.17 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a current ratio of 1.04 and a quick ratio of 1.04. The company has a market capitalization of $245.76 million, a PE ratio of 22.49, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.90 and a beta of 0.47. BankFinancial has a 12 month low of $13.80 and a 12 month high of $18.62.

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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