Great Southern Bancorp (GSBC) Raised to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday, December 25th.

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. “

Other analysts have also issued reports about the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 target price on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a report on Friday, December 22nd. 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.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ GSBC) opened at $52.15 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $724.02, a PE ratio of 14.49 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. The company has a quick ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.82 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.82. The firm had revenue of $46.94 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $46.30 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.46% and a net margin of 23.03%. sell-side analysts anticipate that Great Southern Bancorp will post 3.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Great Southern Bancorp news, insider Rex A. Copeland sold 5,250 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred 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 transaction, the insider now owns 24,698 shares in the company, valued at $1,358,390. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Douglas W. Marrs sold 625 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.68, for a total value of $34,175.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 2,531 shares in the company, valued at approximately $138,395.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 6,500 shares of company stock worth $357,894 in the last quarter. 23.78% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 3.5% during the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 114,017 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $6,100,000 after purchasing an additional 3,820 shares in the last quarter. LSV Asset Management boosted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 2.2% during the second quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 166,831 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $8,925,000 after purchasing an additional 3,540 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 2.0% during the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 24,273 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,226,000 after purchasing an additional 472 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 3.8% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 624,663 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $33,420,000 after purchasing an additional 22,862 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Context BH Capital Management LP boosted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 50.0% during the second quarter. Context BH Capital Management LP now owns 37,592 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,011,000 after purchasing an additional 12,524 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 40.90% of the company’s stock.

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Great Southern Bancorp Company Profile

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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