Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (GSBC) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) has received a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating.

Brokerages have set a twelve-month consensus price objective of $57.00 for the company and are expecting that the company will post $0.82 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Great Southern Bancorp an industry rank of 122 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. BidaskClub cut Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $52.00 target price on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill cut Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

In other news, VP Douglas W. Marrs sold 625 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.68, for a total transaction of $34,175.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 2,531 shares in the company, valued at approximately $138,395.08. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Rex A. Copeland sold 5,250 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total value of $288,750.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 24,698 shares in the company, valued at $1,358,390. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 23.78% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of GSBC. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans acquired a new stake in Great Southern Bancorp in the 2nd quarter worth about $6,770,000. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Great Southern Bancorp by 5.9% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 524,337 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $26,479,000 after buying an additional 29,241 shares during the last quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in Great Southern Bancorp by 243.9% in the 2nd quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 41,164 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,202,000 after buying an additional 29,193 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in Great Southern Bancorp by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 624,663 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $33,420,000 after buying an additional 22,862 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Citadel Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Great Southern Bancorp in the 2nd quarter worth about $1,105,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 39.95% of the company’s stock.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ GSBC) traded down $0.05 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $52.85. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 34,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 23,976. The stock has a market cap of $743.71, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.69 and a beta of 1.06. Great Southern Bancorp has a twelve month low of $47.25 and a twelve month high of $58.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 1.08 and a quick ratio of 1.08.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last released its quarterly earnings data 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. The business had revenue of $46.94 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $46.30 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.46% and a net margin of 23.03%. sell-side analysts expect that Great Southern Bancorp will post 3.58 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Great Southern Bancorp

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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