Shares of Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are currently covering the stock. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $19.50.
OKSB has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. TheStreet raised Southwest Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Southwest Bancorp from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $18.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, June 22nd. Finally, Hovde Group cut Southwest Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $21.00 target price for the company. in a report on Friday, September 9th.
Shares of Southwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:OKSB) opened at 18.71 on Tuesday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $19.20 and its 200-day moving average price is $17.15. The company has a market capitalization of $349.67 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.79 and a beta of 1.09. Southwest Bancorp has a 52 week low of $14.00 and a 52 week high of $19.97.
Southwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:OKSB) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 19th. The company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.24 by $0.04. Southwest Bancorp had a return on equity of 5.60% and a net margin of 16.09%. Analysts anticipate that Southwest Bancorp will post $0.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of OKSB. BlackRock Advisors LLC raised its stake in Southwest Bancorp by 3.9% in the second quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 9,652 shares of the company’s stock worth $163,000 after buying an additional 364 shares during the period. Alliancebernstein L.P. bought a new stake in Southwest Bancorp during the second quarter worth about $174,000. Strs Ohio raised its stake in Southwest Bancorp by 8.7% in the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 12,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $211,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL bought a new stake in Southwest Bancorp during the second quarter worth about $218,000. Finally, Virginia Retirement System bought a new stake in Southwest Bancorp during the first quarter worth about $318,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 79.68% of the company’s stock.
About Southwest Bancorp
Southwest Bancorp, Inc is a financial holding company. The Company operates through four segments: Oklahoma Banking, Texas Banking, Kansas Banking and Other Operations. The Oklahoma Banking segment provides deposit and lending services and consists of residential mortgage lending services to customers.
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