Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) – Research analysts at DA Davidson boosted their Q3 2017 EPS estimates for Great Southern Bancorp in a report released on Tuesday. DA Davidson analyst J. Rulis now expects that the financial services provider will earn $0.80 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.78. DA Davidson also issued estimates for Great Southern Bancorp’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.80 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $3.40 EPS.

Several other research analysts have also commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 28th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a research report on Thursday, April 20th.

Earnings History and Estimates for Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC)

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Shares of Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ GSBC) opened at 48.55 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $50.65 and a 200 day moving average price of $51.09. Great Southern Bancorp has a 12-month low of $34.48 and a 12-month high of $56.70. The firm has a market capitalization of $681.30 million, a P/E ratio of 14.63 and a beta of 1.20.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.81 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $46.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $46.74 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.04% and a net margin of 21.78%.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Wellington Management Group LLP purchased a new position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp during the first quarter valued at approximately $4,267,000. LSV Asset Management raised its position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 58.7% in the first quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 163,291 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $8,246,000 after buying an additional 60,391 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 5.9% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 524,337 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $26,479,000 after buying an additional 29,241 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 3.8% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 582,963 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $31,859,000 after buying an additional 21,181 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. raised its position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 17.8% in the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 110,197 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $5,565,000 after buying an additional 16,620 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 39.70% of the company’s stock.

In other news, VP Linton J. Thomason sold 1,900 shares of Great Southern Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, April 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.27, for a total value of $99,313.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 9,027 shares in the company, valued at approximately $471,841.29. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Steven G. Mitchem sold 10,500 shares of Great Southern Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, April 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.49, for a total value of $551,145.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 60,875 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,195,328.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 14,725 shares of company stock valued at $773,869. Insiders own 23.78% of the company’s stock.

About Great Southern Bancorp

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company, a financial holding company and the parent 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 makes long-term, fixed-rate residential real estate loans.

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