BankFinancial Co. (BFIN) CFO Sells $335,588.40 in Stock

BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) CFO Paul A. Cloutier sold 22,195 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.12, for a total value of $335,588.40. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 86,705 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,310,979.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) traded down 0.95% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $14.52. The company had a trading volume of 35,484 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $14.70 and its 200-day moving average price is $14.42. The company has a market cap of $270.68 million, a PE ratio of 37.23 and a beta of 0.57. BankFinancial Co. has a one year low of $11.38 and a one year high of $15.25.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 26th. The bank reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $13.63 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $13.45 million. BankFinancial had a return on equity of 3.64% and a net margin of 13.05%. Equities research analysts anticipate that BankFinancial Co. will post $0.59 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN)

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 26th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.07 per share. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 8th. This is an increase from BankFinancial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. BankFinancial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 61.54%.

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Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised BankFinancial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of BFIN. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. increased its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 0.4% in the first quarter. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. now owns 104,911 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,523,000 after buying an additional 389 shares during the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE increased its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 3.3% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 13,870 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $201,000 after buying an additional 447 shares during the last quarter. American International Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 7.3% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 9,365 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $136,000 after buying an additional 634 shares during the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 4.9% in the first quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 15,381 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $223,000 after buying an additional 725 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Martingale Asset Management L P increased its stake in shares of BankFinancial by 3.0% in the first quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 45,306 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $658,000 after buying an additional 1,300 shares during the last quarter. 59.54% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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