Headlines about Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Great Southern Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.30969423561 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
A number of equities research analysts have commented on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $56.00 target price on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $60.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 1st. Finally, Sandler O’Neill downgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
Shares of Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ GSBC) opened at $51.50 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. The stock has a market capitalization of $724.04, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.31 and a beta of 1.03. Great Southern Bancorp has a 1-year low of $47.25 and a 1-year high of $58.45.
Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.82. The firm had revenue of $46.94 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $46.30 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.46% and a net margin of 23.03%. research analysts forecast that Great Southern Bancorp will post 3.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 17th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be issued a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 29th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.86%. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is presently 26.67%.
In related news, VP Douglas W. Marrs sold 625 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.95, for a total value of $34,968.75. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 2,531 shares in the company, valued at approximately $141,609.45. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Rex A. Copeland sold 5,250 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total value of $288,750.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 24,698 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,358,390. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 6,500 shares of company stock worth $357,894 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 23.78% of the company’s stock.
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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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