Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect BankFinancial (BFIN) Stock Price

Press coverage about BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BankFinancial earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.7258154473975 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on BFIN shares. BidaskClub downgraded shares of BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, DA Davidson downgraded shares of BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $16.75 price objective for the company. in a research note on Thursday, September 28th.

Shares of BankFinancial (BFIN) traded up $0.20 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $15.43. 11,600 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 18,700. The company has a market capitalization of $274.89, a P/E ratio of 27.55, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.35 and a beta of 0.47. The company has a current ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30. BankFinancial has a 52-week low of $13.13 and a 52-week high of $17.00.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.01. BankFinancial had a net margin of 17.00% and a return on equity of 5.09%. The firm had revenue of $14.13 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.45 million. equities research analysts expect that BankFinancial will post 0.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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