Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.24 (NASDAQ:GSBC)

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 20th, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be paid a dividend of 0.24 per share by the financial services provider on Wednesday, January 17th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.84%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 29th.

Shares of Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ GSBC) opened at $52.15 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 1.08 and a quick ratio of 1.08. Great Southern Bancorp has a 1 year low of $47.25 and a 1 year high of $58.45. The stock has a market capitalization of $724.02, a PE ratio of 14.49 and a beta of 1.03.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.82 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ 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 during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $46.30 million. sell-side analysts predict that Great Southern Bancorp will post 3.58 EPS for the current year.

In other Great Southern Bancorp news, VP Douglas W. Marrs sold 625 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.68, for a total transaction of $34,175.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 2,531 shares in the company, valued at $138,395.08. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Rex A. Copeland sold 5,250 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated 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 of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,358,390. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 6,500 shares of company stock valued at $357,894. Corporate insiders own 23.78% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $60.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, January 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $56.00 target price on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Sandler O’Neill cut shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

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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.

Dividend History for Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC)

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