Great Southern Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 22nd. Investors of record on Monday, October 3rd will be paid a dividend of 0.22 per share by the financial services provider on Thursday, October 13th. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 29th.
Shares of Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) opened at 41.48 on Wednesday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $41.51 and its 200-day moving average price is $39.01. Great Southern Bancorp has a 12 month low of $34.48 and a 12 month high of $52.94. The company has a market cap of $577.03 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.96 and a beta of 1.07.
Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.09. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.24% and a net margin of 21.91%. Analysts anticipate that Great Southern Bancorp will post $3.21 EPS for the current year.
In other news, VP Linton J. Thomason sold 1,900 shares of Great Southern Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.91, for a total transaction of $79,629.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 8,939 shares in the company, valued at $374,633.49. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director William V. Turner sold 5,000 shares of Great Southern Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.54, for a total transaction of $197,700.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 194,898 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,706,266.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 24.15% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in GSBC. Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 438.2% in the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 42,680 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,578,000 after buying an additional 34,750 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 5.8% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 477,769 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $17,664,000 after buying an additional 26,394 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 4.5% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 276,990 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $10,240,000 after buying an additional 11,860 shares during the last quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Great Southern Bancorp during the second quarter valued at about $380,000. Finally, Ativo Capital Management LLC raised its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 79.7% in the second quarter. Ativo Capital Management LLC now owns 17,805 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $658,000 after buying an additional 7,899 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 34.11% of the company’s stock.
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on GSBC. FIG Partners cut Great Southern Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 21st.
About Great Southern Bancorp
Great Southern Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company is a financial holding and parent company 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 offers banking services through its approximately 108 banking centers located in southern and central Missouri; the Kansas City, Missouri area; the St.
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