Context BH Capital Management LP Invests $764,000 in BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN)

Context BH Capital Management LP acquired a new stake in shares of BankFinancial Co. (NASDAQ:BFIN) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 51,387 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $764,000. Context BH Capital Management LP owned 0.33% of BankFinancial as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its stake in BankFinancial by 429.5% during the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 2,706 shares of the bank’s stock worth $40,000 after acquiring an additional 2,195 shares during the period. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in BankFinancial during the fourth quarter worth about $52,000. Rhumbline Advisers raised its stake in BankFinancial by 41.6% during the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 18,839 shares of the bank’s stock worth $282,000 after acquiring an additional 5,532 shares during the period. Bailard Inc. acquired a new stake in BankFinancial during the first quarter worth about $336,000. Finally, Bessemer Group Inc. raised its stake in BankFinancial by 58.4% during the fourth quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 38,500 shares of the bank’s stock worth $576,000 after acquiring an additional 14,200 shares during the period. 66.80% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

BFIN stock traded down $0.02 on Wednesday, hitting $13.62. 23,600 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 51,546. BankFinancial Co. has a 1-year low of $13.44 and a 1-year high of $18.18. The firm has a market cap of $212.31 million, a PE ratio of 15.84, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 0.42. The stock’s fifty day moving average is $14.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.03.

BankFinancial (NASDAQ:BFIN) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, April 16th. The bank reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.22. The business had revenue of $14.84 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $14.80 million. BankFinancial had a net margin of 24.78% and a return on equity of 8.00%. On average, equities analysts expect that BankFinancial Co. will post 0.98 EPS for the current year.

Several research firms recently weighed in on BFIN. FIG Partners cut shares of BankFinancial from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BankFinancial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 23rd. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of BankFinancial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 19th.

About BankFinancial

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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