Weekly Investment Analysts’ Ratings Changes for Great Southern Bancorp (GSBC)

A number of research firms have changed their ratings and price targets for Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ: GSBC):

  • 4/6/2018 – Great Southern Bancorp was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $57.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. is a financial holding company which owned directly all of the stock of Great Southern Bank and other non-banking subsidiaries. “
  • 4/6/2018 – Great Southern Bancorp was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 4/5/2018 – Great Southern Bancorp was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. is a financial holding company which owned directly all of the stock of Great Southern Bank and other non-banking subsidiaries. “
  • 4/2/2018 – Great Southern Bancorp was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 3/30/2018 – Great Southern Bancorp was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. is a financial holding company which owned directly all of the stock of Great Southern Bank and other non-banking subsidiaries. “
  • 3/29/2018 – Great Southern Bancorp was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $57.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. is a financial holding company which owned directly all of the stock of Great Southern Bank and other non-banking subsidiaries. “
  • 3/27/2018 – Great Southern Bancorp had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Sandler O’Neill. They now have a $54.00 price target on the stock.
  • 2/27/2018 – Great Southern Bancorp was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. is a financial holding company which owned directly all of the stock of Great Southern Bank and other non-banking subsidiaries. “

Shares of NASDAQ GSBC traded up $0.35 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $50.35. 1,741 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 26,811. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48. The company has a market cap of $705.35, a P/E ratio of 13.68 and a beta of 1.00. Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. has a one year low of $47.25 and a one year high of $58.45.

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Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 23rd. The financial services provider reported $0.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.07. Great Southern Bancorp had a net margin of 23.27% and a return on equity of 11.38%. The business had revenue of $46.65 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $47.40 million. equities research analysts forecast that Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. will post 3.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 2nd will be issued a $0.28 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 29th. This is an increase from Great Southern Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.22%. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is 30.43%.

In related news, Director Douglas M. Pitt purchased 2,000 shares of Great Southern Bancorp stock in a transaction on Monday, January 29th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $51.58 per share, with a total value of $103,160.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 3,100 shares in the company, valued at $159,898. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, VP John M. Bugh sold 3,683 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.97, for a total transaction of $180,356.51. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 5,473 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $268,012.81. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 23.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in Great Southern Bancorp in the 3rd quarter valued at $104,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp in the 4th quarter valued at $258,000. Aperio Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 60.4% in the 4th quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 5,776 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $298,000 after buying an additional 2,176 shares in the last quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH raised its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 15.1% in the 3rd quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 8,478 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $472,000 after buying an additional 1,111 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp in the 4th quarter valued at $679,000. 40.78% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company, a financial holding company and the parent 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 makes long-term, fixed-rate residential real estate loans.

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