Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) – Equities research analysts at FIG Partners issued their Q1 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Great Southern Bancorp in a report released on Thursday. FIG Partners analyst J. Rodis expects that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $0.82 for the quarter. FIG Partners also issued estimates for Great Southern Bancorp’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.84 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.85 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.85 EPS.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.82 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.82. Great Southern Bancorp had a net margin of 22.84% and a return on equity of 11.62%. The company had revenue of $46.94 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $46.30 million.

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Other analysts have also issued research reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 price objective on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a research note on Friday, July 21st. BidaskClub lowered shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill lowered shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

Shares of Great Southern Bancorp (GSBC) traded down 1.43% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $55.15. 20,114 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $774.09 million, a PE ratio of 15.45 and a beta of 1.12. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $53.53 and its 200-day moving average is $51.66. Great Southern Bancorp has a 1-year low of $38.35 and a 1-year high of $58.45.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Bank of America Corp DE increased its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 4.9% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 3,254 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $164,000 after buying an additional 152 shares during the last quarter. Smith Asset Management Group LP increased its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 560.7% in the second quarter. Smith Asset Management Group LP now owns 4,242 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $227,000 after buying an additional 3,600 shares during the last quarter. Menta Capital LLC bought a new stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp in the first quarter worth $238,000. Aperio Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp in the second quarter worth $274,000. Finally, American International Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 7.2% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 6,612 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $334,000 after buying an additional 445 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 40.21% of the company’s stock.

In related news, Director William V. Turner sold 10,800 shares of Great Southern Bancorp 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 completion of the sale, the director now owns 173,853 shares in the company, valued at $9,172,484.28. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director William V. Turner sold 5,000 shares of Great Southern Bancorp 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 sale, the director now owns 173,853 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,167,268.69. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 15,851 shares of company stock valued at $836,004. Insiders own 23.78% of the company’s stock.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 16th. Investors of record on Monday, October 2nd were paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 29th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.72%. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 26.82%.

Great Southern Bancorp Company Profile

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.

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

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