Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:GWB) CFO Peter Robert Chapman sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.07, for a total transaction of $210,350.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 22,969 shares in the company, valued at approximately $966,305.83. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Peter Robert Chapman also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, October 23rd, Peter Robert Chapman sold 5,880 shares of Great Western Bancorp stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.97, for a total transaction of $246,783.60.
  • On Tuesday, October 3rd, Peter Robert Chapman sold 7,006 shares of Great Western Bancorp stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.22, for a total transaction of $281,781.32.

Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE GWB) traded down 2.19% on Monday, hitting $40.68. 139,783 shares of the company were exchanged. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $38.64 and a 200 day moving average price of $39.36. Great Western Bancorp, Inc. has a one year low of $31.51 and a one year high of $45.62. The firm has a market cap of $2.39 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.04 and a beta of 1.75.

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

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Amalgamated Bank raised its stake in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 1.1% in the second quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 8,079 shares of the bank’s stock worth $330,000 after acquiring an additional 85 shares during the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 2.7% in the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,354 shares of the bank’s stock worth $142,000 after acquiring an additional 88 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its stake in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 9.1% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,668 shares of the bank’s stock worth $109,000 after acquiring an additional 223 shares during the last quarter. Strs Ohio raised its stake in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 7.1% in the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 4,500 shares of the bank’s stock worth $183,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Pinebridge Investments L.P. raised its stake in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 0.4% in the second quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 71,047 shares of the bank’s stock worth $2,899,000 after acquiring an additional 303 shares during the last quarter.

GWB has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price objective on shares of Great Western Bancorp in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 30th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $40.00 price objective on shares of Great Western Bancorp and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 21st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. Great Western Bancorp presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $46.14.

About Great Western Bancorp

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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