Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) has earned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating.
Brokerages have set a 1 year consensus price objective of $55.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.87 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Great Southern Bancorp an industry rank of 91 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.
GSBC has been the subject of several research reports. BidaskClub upgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th.
In related news, Director William E. Barclay sold 780 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.82, for a total value of $39,639.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 10,248 shares in the company, valued at $520,803.36. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP John M. Bugh sold 3,683 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.97, for a total transaction of $180,356.51. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 5,473 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $268,012.81. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 23.78% of the company’s stock.
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 1.3% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 773,095 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $39,928,000 after purchasing an additional 9,683 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 3.2% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 644,928 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $35,890,000 after purchasing an additional 20,265 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 3.8% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 544,037 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $29,106,000 after purchasing an additional 19,700 shares in the last quarter. Walthausen & Co. LLC increased its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 9.0% during the third quarter. Walthausen & Co. LLC now owns 231,249 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $12,869,000 after purchasing an additional 19,150 shares in the last quarter. Finally, State Street Corp grew its holdings in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 5.5% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 223,346 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $11,949,000 after buying an additional 11,691 shares during the last quarter. 40.83% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ GSBC) traded down $0.15 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $50.70. The stock had a trading volume of 1,361 shares, compared to its average volume of 20,003. Great Southern Bancorp has a 1 year low of $47.25 and a 1 year high of $58.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a current ratio of 1.08. The company has a market cap of $728.33, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.01 and a beta of 1.03.
Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The financial services provider reported $0.89 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $46.65 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $47.40 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.38% and a net margin of 23.27%. equities analysts forecast that Great Southern Bancorp will post 3.75 earnings per share for the current year.
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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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