Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect BankFinancial (BFIN) Share Price

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Press coverage about BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BankFinancial earned a news impact score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.2937397863184 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

NASDAQ:BFIN traded up $0.06 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $17.95. The stock had a trading volume of 20,749 shares, compared to its average volume of 37,488. The stock 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 has a twelve month low of $14.66 and a twelve month high of $18.62. The company has a quick ratio of 1.07, a current ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last issued its earnings results on Monday, April 30th. The bank reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $14.56 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $14.65 million. BankFinancial had a net margin of 16.70% and a return on equity of 6.63%. equities analysts anticipate that BankFinancial will post 0.88 EPS for the current year.

BankFinancial announced that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Wednesday, March 28th that authorizes the company to buyback 500,000 outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the bank to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are typically an indication that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

BFIN has been the subject of several recent research reports. BidaskClub raised shares of BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 3rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. BankFinancial currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $17.58.

In other BankFinancial news, insider William J. Jr. Deutsch sold 9,223 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 22nd. The shares were 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 of the company’s stock, valued at $295,495.41. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO F Morgan Gasior sold 35,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.24, for a total transaction of $603,400.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 102,037 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,759,117.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 66,422 shares of company stock worth $1,162,480. 15.17% of the stock is owned by corporate 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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN)

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