Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Southern Missouri Bancorp (SMBC) Share Price

News coverage about Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Southern Missouri Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.1772162102192 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded Southern Missouri Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th.

Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ SMBC) opened at $36.47 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $314.48, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.73 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 0.98 and a quick ratio of 1.00. Southern Missouri Bancorp has a 12 month low of $30.30 and a 12 month high of $40.80.

Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 22nd. The savings and loans company reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $18.88 million during the quarter. Southern Missouri Bancorp had a return on equity of 10.82% and a net margin of 21.80%.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be paid a $0.11 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 14th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.21%. Southern Missouri Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 20.18%.

In other Southern Missouri Bancorp news, EVP William D. Hribovsek sold 3,814 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.33, for a total value of $150,004.62. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 33,400 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,313,622. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Dennis C. Robison sold 4,780 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.04, for a total value of $186,611.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 2,387 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $93,188.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 15,153 shares of company stock valued at $595,180 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 17.86% of the company’s stock.

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About Southern Missouri Bancorp

Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc is the holding company for Southern Bank (the Bank). The principal business of the Bank consists primarily of attracting retail deposits from the public and using such deposits along with wholesale funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB), and brokered deposits.

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