Media coverage about Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Great Southern Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.3027185630499 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
Shares of Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) traded down 0.27% during trading on Friday, reaching $54.85. 2,969 shares of the company were exchanged. Great Southern Bancorp has a 1-year low of $39.60 and a 1-year high of $58.45. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $53.98 and a 200-day moving average price of $51.83. The stock has a market capitalization of $769.87 million, a P/E ratio of 15.37 and a beta of 1.12.
Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.82 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.82. The company had revenue of $46.94 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $46.30 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a net margin of 23.03% and a return on equity of 11.60%. Equities research analysts predict that Great Southern Bancorp will post $3.59 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 16th. Investors of record on Monday, October 2nd were issued a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 29th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.75%. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 26.67%.
A number of analysts recently issued reports on GSBC shares. Sandler O’Neill lowered Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research lowered Great Southern Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $53.00 price target on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th.
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In related news, insider Rex A. Copeland sold 5,250 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total value of $288,750.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 24,698 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,358,390. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP Douglas W. Marrs sold 625 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.68, for a total transaction of $34,175.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 2,531 shares in the company, valued at approximately $138,395.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 5,926 shares of company stock worth $325,471. Corporate insiders own 23.78% of the company’s stock.
About Great Southern Bancorp
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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