Great Southern Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) has received a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation. Great Southern Bancorp’s rating score has declined by 50% in the last 90 days as a result of various analysts’ upgrades and downgrades.
Analysts have set a twelve-month consensus price objective of $44.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.81 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Great Southern Bancorp an industry rank of 188 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.
Several research firms recently commented on GSBC. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 25th. FIG Partners lowered shares of Great Southern Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 8th.
Shares of Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) opened at 40.51 on Tuesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $41.53 and its 200-day moving average is $39.04. The stock has a market cap of $563.53 million, a PE ratio of 12.66 and a beta of 1.07. Great Southern Bancorp has a 12-month low of $34.48 and a 12-month high of $52.94.
Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.89 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.09. Great Southern Bancorp had a net margin of 21.91% and a return on equity of 11.24%. Equities analysts expect that Great Southern Bancorp will post $3.21 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 13th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.22 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 29th. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.17%. Great Southern Bancorp’s payout ratio is 27.50%.
In other news, VP Linton J. Thomason sold 1,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.91, for a total value of $79,629.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 8,939 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $374,633.49. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director William V. Turner sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.54, for a total transaction of $197,700.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 194,898 shares in the company, valued at $7,706,266.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 24.15% of the company’s stock.
Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Great Southern Bancorp by 296.8% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,738 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 2,048 shares during the period. Acrospire Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in Great Southern Bancorp during the first quarter valued at approximately $103,000. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its stake in Great Southern Bancorp by 6.4% in the second quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 5,266 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $195,000 after buying an additional 315 shares during the period. BlackRock Group LTD increased its stake in Great Southern Bancorp by 64.9% in the second quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 6,167 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $228,000 after buying an additional 2,427 shares during the period. Finally, American International Group Inc. increased its stake in Great Southern Bancorp by 0.6% in the second quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 6,175 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $228,000 after buying an additional 36 shares during the period. 34.11% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Great Southern Bancorp Company Profile
Great Southern Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company is a financial holding and parent company of Great Southern Bank (the Bank). Through the Bank and subsidiaries of the Bank, the Company offers insurance, travel, investment and related services. The Bank offers banking services through its approximately 108 banking centers located in southern and central Missouri; the Kansas City, Missouri area; the St.
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