Analysts Expect Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (GSBC) to Announce $1.10 Earnings Per Share

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) has been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating.

Brokers have set a 1 year consensus target price of $58.00 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $1.10 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Great Southern Bancorp an industry rank of 120 out of 257 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

GSBC has been the topic of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 19th. BidaskClub upgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 25th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a research note on Friday, July 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Great Southern Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 19th.

NASDAQ:GSBC traded down $0.86 on Friday, hitting $53.84. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 15,152 shares, compared to its average volume of 23,227. The company has a quick ratio of 1.12, a current ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67. The firm has a market capitalization of $773.04 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.63 and a beta of 0.88. Great Southern Bancorp has a one year low of $48.10 and a one year high of $61.65.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 1st were paid a $0.32 dividend. This is a positive change from Great Southern Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 28th. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.38%. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 34.78%.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. First Quadrant L P CA bought a new stake in Great Southern Bancorp in the third quarter valued at approximately $106,000. FMR LLC bought a new position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp during the third quarter worth approximately $108,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp during the second quarter worth approximately $112,000. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp during the second quarter worth approximately $126,000. Finally, WBI Investments Inc. bought a new position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp during the second quarter worth approximately $209,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 41.40% of the company’s stock.

About Great Southern Bancorp

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc operates as a bank holding company for Great Southern Bank that offers a range of financial services in the United States. Its deposit products include regular savings accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, fixed interest rate certificates with varying maturities, certificates of deposits, brokered certificates, and individual retirement accounts.

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