According to Zacks, “Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. is a financial holding company which owned directly all of the stock of Great Southern Bank and other non-banking subsidiaries. “
Separately, FIG Partners downgraded shares of Great Southern Bancorp from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a report on Thursday, September 8th.
Shares of Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) opened at 41.25 on Tuesday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $41.79 and its 200 day moving average is $39.34. Great Southern Bancorp has a 52-week low of $34.48 and a 52-week high of $52.94. The firm has a market capitalization of $573.83 million, a P/E ratio of 12.89 and a beta of 1.12.
Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.89 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.09. Great Southern Bancorp had a net margin of 21.91% and a return on equity of 11.24%. Analysts expect that Great Southern Bancorp will post $3.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 13th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 3rd were given a dividend of $0.22 per share. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.13%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 29th. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is presently 27.50%.
In other news, VP Linton J. Thomason sold 1,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.91, for a total transaction of $79,629.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 8,939 shares in the company, valued at $374,633.49. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director William V. Turner sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, July 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.54, for a total value of $197,700.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 194,898 shares in the company, valued at $7,706,266.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 24.15% of the company’s stock.
Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 4.2% in the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 89,587 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $3,326,000 after buying an additional 3,600 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 35.0% in the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 132,328 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $4,913,000 after buying an additional 34,325 shares in the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC bought a new position in Great Southern Bancorp during the first quarter valued at $103,000. Bogle Investment Management L P DE bought a new position in Great Southern Bancorp during the first quarter valued at $831,000. Finally, Kennedy Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 12.2% in the first quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. now owns 101,238 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $3,759,000 after buying an additional 11,022 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 34.11% of the company’s stock.
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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