Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reiterated by research analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. They currently have a $52.00 target price on the financial services provider’s stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods’ price target would suggest a potential downside of 8.05% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other equities analysts have also recently commented on the company. BidaskClub cut Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th.

Shares of Great Southern Bancorp (GSBC) remained flat at $56.55 on Tuesday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 25,814 shares. Great Southern Bancorp has a 12 month low of $38.35 and a 12 month high of $56.80. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $50.80 and a 200 day moving average price of $51.06. The stock has a market capitalization of $793.74 million, a PE ratio of 15.84 and a beta of 1.12.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $1.14 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.37. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.62% and a net margin of 22.84%. The company had revenue of $53.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $49.78 million. On average, analysts anticipate that Great Southern Bancorp will post $3.57 earnings per share for the current year.

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In related news, Director William V. Turner sold 5,000 shares of Great Southern Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 24th. The shares were 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 directly owns 173,853 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,167,268.69. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director William V. Turner sold 10,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.76, for a total transaction of $569,808.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 173,853 shares in the company, valued at $9,172,484.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 15,851 shares of company stock valued at $836,004 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 23.78% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Prudential Financial Inc. lifted its stake in Great Southern Bancorp by 3.5% in the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 114,017 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $6,100,000 after purchasing an additional 3,820 shares during the last quarter. LSV Asset Management grew its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 2.2% during the second quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 166,831 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $8,925,000 after buying an additional 3,540 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its stake in shares of 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 last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 2.0% during the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 24,273 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,226,000 after buying an additional 472 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Swiss National Bank grew its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 6.0% during the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 16,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $808,000 after buying an additional 900 shares during the last quarter. 40.21% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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