Analysts forecast that Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) will post sales of $45.39 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for Great Southern Bancorp’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $46.30 million and the lowest estimate coming in at $44.47 million. Great Southern Bancorp reported sales of $48.12 million in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 5.7%. The business is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, October 18th.

On average, analysts expect that Great Southern Bancorp will report full-year sales of $45.39 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $185.60 million to $189.35 million. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will report sales of $192.23 million per share, with estimates ranging from $189.87 million to $194.60 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are an average based on a survey of research analysts that follow Great Southern Bancorp.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $1.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.37. The firm had revenue of $53.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $49.78 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a net margin of 22.84% and a return on equity of 11.62%.

Several analysts recently weighed in on GSBC shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $53.00 price target on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th.

In other Great Southern Bancorp news, Director William V. Turner sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.73, for a total transaction of $263,650.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 173,853 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,167,268.69. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director William V. Turner sold 10,800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.76, for a total value of $569,808.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 173,853 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,172,484.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 15,851 shares of company stock valued at $836,004 in the last three months. Insiders own 23.78% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in GSBC. Bank of Montreal Can lifted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 2.7% during the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 17,772 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $898,000 after buying an additional 459 shares during the period. Strs Ohio lifted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 2.1% during the first quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 14,300 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $722,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 2.6% during the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 16,030 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $810,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 1.6% during the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 55,654 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,810,000 after buying an additional 886 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 4.5% during the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 116,606 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $5,889,000 after buying an additional 5,057 shares during the period. 40.21% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Shares of Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ GSBC) traded up 1.47% on Wednesday, hitting $51.85. 6,398 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company has a 50 day moving average of $50.17 and a 200 day moving average of $50.81. Great Southern Bancorp has a 52-week low of $38.35 and a 52-week high of $56.70. The company has a market cap of $727.77 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.53 and a beta of 1.11.

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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