John G. Manos Buys 6,600 Shares of BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) Stock

BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) insider John G. Manos bought 6,600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 25th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $8.02 per share, with a total value of $52,932.00. Following the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 22,213 shares in the company, valued at approximately $178,148.26. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

BFIN opened at $8.05 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $8.15 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $10.15. BankFinancial Co. has a 52 week low of $6.73 and a 52 week high of $14.29. The company has a market capitalization of $114.32 million, a PE ratio of 11.67 and a beta of 0.55.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 21st. The bank reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.01). BankFinancial had a net margin of 15.17% and a return on equity of 8.63%. The company had revenue of $13.37 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.50 million. As a group, analysts forecast that BankFinancial Co. will post 0.36 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 26th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, April 2nd.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of BankFinancial by 7.2% during the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,413,020 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $12,449,000 after purchasing an additional 94,530 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans raised its position in BankFinancial by 17.2% during the fourth quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 122,542 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,602,000 after purchasing an additional 17,981 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 6.4% in the 4th quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 75,853 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $992,000 after purchasing an additional 4,589 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of BankFinancial by 3.2% in the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 210,255 shares of the bank’s stock worth $2,750,000 after purchasing an additional 6,503 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in shares of BankFinancial by 35.7% during the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 177,845 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $2,326,000 after purchasing an additional 46,751 shares during the last quarter. 66.05% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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