Analysts Expect Great Southern Bancorp Inc. (GSBC) to Post $0.81 Earnings Per Share
Shares of Great Southern Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) have been given a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating. Great Southern Bancorp’s rating score has declined by 50% in the last 90 days as a result of a number of analysts’ upgrades and downgrades.
Brokers have set a one year consensus price target of $44.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.81 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Great Southern Bancorp an industry rank of 106 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.
A number of research analysts have issued reports on GSBC shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 21st. FIG Partners lowered shares of Great Southern Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 8th.
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Shares of Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) traded up 0.36% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $41.40. 4,672 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm has a market capitalization of $575.92 million, a P/E ratio of 12.94 and a beta of 1.12. Great Southern Bancorp has a 12-month low of $34.48 and a 12-month high of $52.94. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $41.79 and its 200-day moving average price is $39.34.
Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last announced its earnings results 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 net margin of 21.91% and a return on equity of 11.24%. Equities research analysts predict that Great Southern Bancorp will post $3.19 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 13th. Investors of record on Monday, October 3rd were given a dividend of $0.22 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 29th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.13%. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is 27.50%.
In related news, VP Linton J. Thomason sold 1,900 shares of the 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 sale, the vice president now owns 8,939 shares in the company, valued at approximately $374,633.49. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director William V. Turner sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred 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 approximately $7,706,266.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 24.15% of the company’s stock.
Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in Great Southern Bancorp by 296.8% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,738 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 2,048 shares in the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp during the first quarter valued at approximately $103,000. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 6.4% in the second quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 5,266 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $195,000 after buying an additional 315 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Group LTD increased its position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 64.9% in the second quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 6,167 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $228,000 after buying an additional 2,427 shares during the last quarter. Finally, American International Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 0.6% in the second quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 6,175 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $228,000 after buying an additional 36 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds 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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