Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Has $33.42 Million Holdings in Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (GSBC)

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) by 3.8% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 624,663 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,862 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 4.45% of Great Southern Bancorp worth $33,420,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in GSBC. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its stake in Great Southern Bancorp by 4.9% during the 1st quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 3,254 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $164,000 after purchasing an additional 152 shares during the last quarter. Smith Asset Management Group LP boosted its stake in Great Southern Bancorp by 560.7% during the 2nd quarter. Smith Asset Management Group LP now owns 4,242 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $227,000 after purchasing an additional 3,600 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC acquired a new position in Great Southern Bancorp during the 2nd quarter valued at about $274,000. American International Group Inc. boosted its stake in Great Southern Bancorp by 7.2% during the 1st quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 6,612 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $334,000 after purchasing an additional 445 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Aviance Capital Partners LLC acquired a new position in Great Southern Bancorp during the 2nd quarter valued at about $467,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 40.28% of the company’s stock.

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) opened at 53.55 on Tuesday. Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. has a 1-year low of $39.60 and a 1-year high of $58.45. The firm has a market cap of $751.63 million, a P/E ratio of 15.00 and a beta of 1.12. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $54.50 and its 200-day moving average price is $51.99.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.82 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.82. Great Southern Bancorp had a net margin of 23.03% and a return on equity of 11.60%. The business had revenue of $46.94 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $46.30 million. Equities research analysts anticipate that Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. will post $3.59 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 16th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 2nd were paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 29th. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is 26.67%.

GSBC has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Sandler O’Neill downgraded 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. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 price target on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th.

In other news, insider Rex A. Copeland sold 5,250 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total transaction of $288,750.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 24,698 shares in the company, valued at $1,358,390. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, VP Douglas W. Marrs sold 625 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.68, for a total transaction of $34,175.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 2,531 shares in the company, valued at approximately $138,395.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 5,926 shares of company stock valued at $325,471 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 23.78% of the company’s stock.

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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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