ValuEngine Downgrades BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) to Sell

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, ValuEngine reports.

BFIN has been the topic of a number of other research reports. TheStreet cut shares of BankFinancial from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, July 29th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of BankFinancial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $17.00.

BFIN traded down $0.20 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $12.30. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 36,477 shares, compared to its average volume of 31,932. The company has a market capitalization of $199.40 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.87 and a beta of 0.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 1.03. BankFinancial has a 1 year low of $12.44 and a 1 year high of $16.39. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $13.67.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. grew its holdings in shares of BankFinancial by 8.2% in the first quarter. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. now owns 178,248 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $2,651,000 after purchasing an additional 13,497 shares during the period. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC raised its position in shares of BankFinancial by 22.5% during the 1st quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 51,827 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $771,000 after acquiring an additional 9,527 shares in the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE raised its position in shares of BankFinancial by 30.5% during the 4th quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 48,758 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $729,000 after acquiring an additional 11,390 shares in the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of BankFinancial by 4.5% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 159,617 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $2,386,000 after acquiring an additional 6,842 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bessemer Group Inc. raised its position in shares of BankFinancial by 4.4% during the 2nd quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 51,800 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $725,000 after acquiring an additional 2,200 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 66.58% of the company’s stock.

BankFinancial Company Profile

BankFinancial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for BankFinancial, National Association that provides commercial, family, and personal banking products and services in Illinois. The company accepts various deposit products, including savings, NOW, checking, money market, IRA, and other retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit.

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