Great Southern Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) – Investment analysts at DA Davidson issued their Q1 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Great Southern Bancorp in a note issued to investors on Thursday. DA Davidson analyst J. Rulis expects that the firm will post earnings per share of $0.82 for the quarter. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Great Southern Bancorp’s Q2 2017 earnings at $0.84 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $3.70 EPS.
Several other brokerages have also recently commented on GSBC. FIG Partners cut shares of Great Southern Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 21st.
Shares of Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) opened at 41.48 on Monday. Great Southern Bancorp has a one year low of $34.48 and a one year high of $52.94. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $41.51 and a 200-day moving average price of $39.01. The stock 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 announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.09. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.24% and a net margin of 21.91%.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 13th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.22 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 29th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.12%. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 27.50%.
In related news, VP Linton J. Thomason sold 1,900 shares of Great Southern Bancorp stock in a transaction 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 sale, the vice president now directly owns 8,939 shares in the company, valued at approximately $374,633.49. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director William V. Turner sold 5,000 shares of Great Southern Bancorp stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.54, for a total transaction 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.
A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in GSBC. Strs Ohio raised its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 6.5% in the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 18,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $665,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares in the last quarter. Smith Asset Management Group LP raised its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 62.7% in the second quarter. Smith Asset Management Group LP now owns 9,862 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $365,000 after buying an additional 3,800 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can acquired a new position in Great Southern Bancorp during the second quarter worth approximately $618,000. Adams Diversified Equity Fund Inc. acquired a new position in Great Southern Bancorp during the second quarter worth approximately $285,000. Finally, Oak Associates Ltd. OH raised its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 0.9% in the first quarter. Oak Associates Ltd. OH now owns 60,460 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,245,000 after buying an additional 530 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 34.11% of the company’s stock.
Great Southern Bancorp Company Profile
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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