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

Brokerages expect BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) to post sales of $14.90 million for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for BankFinancial’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $14.80 million and the highest is $15.00 million. BankFinancial reported sales of $14.94 million during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 0.3%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 4th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that BankFinancial will report full year sales of $59.30 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $58.60 million to $60.00 million. For the next year, analysts forecast that the business will report 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 released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 16th. The bank reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.01. BankFinancial had a net margin of 18.99% and a return on equity of 7.88%. The business had revenue of $14.54 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.00 million.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on BFIN shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, December 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of BankFinancial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 19th.

NASDAQ:BFIN traded down $0.12 on Friday, reaching $15.00. The stock had a trading volume of 13,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 27,275. The firm has a market cap of $259.36 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 0.47. 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 12-month low of $13.88 and a 12-month high of $18.62.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BFIN. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its holdings in 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 in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of BankFinancial by 123.3% during the 2nd quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 104,564 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,846,000 after acquiring an additional 57,733 shares during the period. Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of BankFinancial during the 3rd quarter worth about $685,000. Zacks Investment Management purchased a new position in shares of BankFinancial during the 2nd quarter worth about $713,000. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc lifted its holdings in shares of 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 acquiring an additional 26,521 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 65.66% of the company’s stock.

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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