Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. grew its position in shares of BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) by 26.9% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 127,473 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 27,026 shares during the quarter. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co.’s holdings in BankFinancial were worth $1,955,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. OxFORD Asset Management LLP acquired a new stake in shares of BankFinancial during the third quarter valued at about $505,000. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 119.1% during the third quarter. Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. now owns 53,715 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $853,000 after purchasing an additional 29,200 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 61.3% during the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 18,732 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $297,000 after purchasing an additional 7,118 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 102.4% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 215,426 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $3,450,000 after purchasing an additional 108,993 shares in the last quarter. Finally, FNY Partners Fund LP acquired a new stake in shares of BankFinancial during the third quarter valued at about $124,000. 63.61% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
BankFinancial Co. (BFIN) opened at $15.64 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30. The company has a market capitalization of $281.75, a P/E ratio of 27.88, a P/E/G ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 0.47. BankFinancial Co. has a 12 month low of $13.13 and a 12 month high of $17.00.
BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $14.13 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.45 million. BankFinancial had a return on equity of 5.09% and a net margin of 17.00%. analysts predict that BankFinancial Co. will post 0.61 EPS for the current year.
A number of analysts have recently commented on BFIN shares. Zacks Investment Research raised BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub raised BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, DA Davidson lowered BankFinancial from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $16.75 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, September 28th.
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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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