Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:GWB) insider Bryan Leighton Kindopp sold 2,356 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.95, for a total transaction of $96,478.20. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Bryan Leighton Kindopp also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, October 3rd, Bryan Leighton Kindopp sold 1,304 shares of Great Western Bancorp stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.21, for a total transaction of $52,433.84.

Shares of Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:GWB) traded down 0.30% during trading on Thursday, reaching $40.34. 255,257 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $2.37 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.89 and a beta of 1.75. The company has a 50 day moving average of $37.70 and a 200 day moving average of $39.39. Great Western Bancorp, Inc. has a 12-month low of $31.51 and a 12-month high of $45.62.

Great Western Bancorp (NYSE:GWB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The bank reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.62 by ($0.03). Great Western Bancorp had a net margin of 28.55% and a return on equity of 8.44%. The company had revenue of $114.22 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $117.10 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.59 earnings per share. Great Western Bancorp’s revenue was up 13.4% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Great Western Bancorp, Inc. will post $2.43 EPS for the current year.

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Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 49,025.7% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,204,279 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $305,533,000 after acquiring an additional 7,189,614 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its position in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 13.4% during the second quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 3,305,442 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $134,895,000 after acquiring an additional 389,922 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its position in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 10.6% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,699,137 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $110,148,000 after acquiring an additional 259,443 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 28.0% during the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 2,584,887 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $105,490,000 after acquiring an additional 565,508 shares during the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its position in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 6.4% during the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 2,445,666 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $99,807,000 after acquiring an additional 147,426 shares during the last quarter.

Several brokerages recently commented on GWB. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price target on shares of Great Western Bancorp in a report on Thursday, September 28th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price target on shares of Great Western Bancorp in a report on Friday, September 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $46.14.

Great Western Bancorp Company Profile

Great Western Bancorp, Inc is a full-service regional bank holding company. The Company is the holding company of the Great Western Bank (the Bank). As of September 30, 2016, the Company served customers through 173 branches in various markets in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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