Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of -0.03

News articles about Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) have been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Great Southern Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.1610837993861 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ GSBC) traded up $0.40 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $51.90. 14,700 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 24,000. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. The company has a market capitalization of $724.02, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.31 and a beta of 1.06. Great Southern Bancorp has a one year low of $44.70 and a one year high of $58.45.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last posted 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. Great Southern Bancorp had a net margin of 23.03% and a return on equity of 11.46%. The business had revenue of $46.94 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $46.30 million. equities research analysts expect that Great Southern Bancorp will post 3.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 16th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 2nd were paid 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 1.85%. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 26.67%.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Sandler O’Neill cut shares of 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 cut shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 price target on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th.

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In other Great Southern Bancorp news, VP Douglas W. Marrs sold 625 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.68, for a total value of $34,175.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 2,531 shares in the company, valued at approximately $138,395.08. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Rex A. Copeland sold 5,250 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total transaction of $288,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 24,698 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,358,390. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 23.78% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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