Zacks: Brokerages Set $58.00 Price Target for Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (GSBC)

Shares of Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) have received an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating.

Brokers have set a twelve-month consensus target price of $58.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $1.09 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Great Southern Bancorp an industry rank of 59 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on GSBC shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 24th. ValuEngine upgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, December 1st.

In other news, VP Douglas W. Marrs sold 625 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.20, for a total transaction of $33,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 1,625 shares in the company, valued at $86,450. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Rex A. Copeland sold 4,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.66, for a total value of $233,772.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 27,518 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,531,651.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 9,988 shares of company stock valued at $548,457. Corporate insiders own 23.00% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 1.2% during the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 115,211 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $6,590,000 after buying an additional 1,315 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 1.8% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 190,465 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $10,895,000 after purchasing an additional 3,300 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 27.0% in the third quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 18,614 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,030,000 after purchasing an additional 3,957 shares during the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 55.5% in the third quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 3,034 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $168,000 after purchasing an additional 1,083 shares during the last quarter. Finally, LSV Asset Management boosted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 0.5% in the third quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 186,942 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $10,347,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 43.59% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ:GSBC traded up $0.30 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $55.49. 61,518 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 29,771. Great Southern Bancorp has a twelve month low of $43.30 and a twelve month high of $61.65. The company has a quick ratio of 1.04, a current ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19. The company has a market cap of $782.04 million, a P/E ratio of 11.78 and a beta of 1.06.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 22nd. The financial services provider reported $1.21 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $51.78 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $50.10 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 13.35% and a net margin of 27.71%. As a group, analysts anticipate that Great Southern Bancorp will post 4.36 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a special dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, February 19th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 4th were issued a dividend of $0.75 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 1st. This represents a dividend yield of 2.41%. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is 27.18%.

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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