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Equities researchers at Sandler O’Neill initiated coverage on shares of Southwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:OKSB) in a research report issued on Thursday, reports. The firm set a “buy” rating on the stock.

Shares of Southwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:OKSB) traded up 0.69% on Thursday, hitting $16.02. The stock had a trading volume of 57,774 shares. Southwest Bancorp has a 52 week low of $11.78 and a 52 week high of $17.21. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $16.26 and its 200-day moving average is $15.30. The company has a market cap of $315.6 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.15.

Southwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:OKSB) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 22nd. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.03. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.22 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Southwest Bancorp will post $0.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised their price target on shares of Southwest Bancorp from $16.00 to $16.50 in a research note to investors on Thursday, October 24th. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock. Analysts at FIG Partners downgraded shares of Southwest Bancorp to a “market perform” rating in a research note to investors on Thursday, October 24th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $16.13.

Southwest Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:OKSB) is the bank holding company for the Stillwater National Bank and Trust Company (Stillwater National) and Bank of Kansas.

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