Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (GWB) EVP Stephen John Ulenberg Sells 3,000 Shares

Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:GWB) EVP Stephen John Ulenberg sold 3,000 shares of Great Western Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.80, for a total transaction of $125,400.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 14,136 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $590,884.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Stephen John Ulenberg also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, October 23rd, Stephen John Ulenberg sold 447 shares of Great Western Bancorp stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.40, for a total transaction of $18,505.80.
  • On Tuesday, October 3rd, Stephen John Ulenberg sold 5,397 shares of Great Western Bancorp stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.22, for a total transaction of $217,067.34.

Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (GWB) opened at 40.90 on Tuesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $39.64 and a 200-day moving average of $39.33. Great Western Bancorp, Inc. has a 52-week low of $31.51 and a 52-week high of $45.62. The firm has a market cap of $2.40 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.13 and a beta of 1.75.

Great Western Bancorp (NYSE:GWB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.61 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $116.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $117.75 million. Great Western Bancorp had a net margin of 29.09% and a return on equity of 8.45%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.57 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect that Great Western Bancorp, Inc. will post $2.62 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 10th will be given a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 9th. Great Western Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 32.52%.

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A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on GWB shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $40.00 price objective on shares of Great Western Bancorp in a research report on Friday. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $46.00 price objective on shares of Great Western Bancorp in a research report on Sunday, July 30th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $46.00 price objective on shares of Great Western Bancorp in a research report on Friday, September 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $46.14.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its position in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 9.1% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,668 shares of the bank’s stock worth $109,000 after purchasing an additional 223 shares in the last quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 85.4% in the second quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 3,056 shares of the bank’s stock worth $125,000 after purchasing an additional 1,408 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 2.7% in the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,354 shares of the bank’s stock worth $142,000 after purchasing an additional 88 shares in the last quarter. Strs Ohio lifted its position in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 7.1% in the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 4,500 shares of the bank’s stock worth $183,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Riverhead Capital Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 85.8% in the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 4,830 shares of the bank’s stock worth $197,000 after purchasing an additional 2,230 shares in the last quarter.

Great Western Bancorp Company Profile

Great Western Bancorp, Inc is a full-service regional bank holding company. The Company is the holding company of the Great Western Bank (the Bank). As of September 30, 2016, the Company served customers through 173 branches in various markets in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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