Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday.

According to Zacks, “Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. is a financial holding company which owned directly all of the stock of Great Southern Bank and other non-banking subsidiaries. “

A number of other research analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Sandler O’Neill lowered shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $52.00 price objective on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th.

Shares of Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ GSBC) traded up 0.37% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $54.35. 27,744 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $53.81 and its 200-day moving average price is $51.81. The stock has a market cap of $762.86 million, a PE ratio of 15.23 and a beta of 1.12. Great Southern Bancorp has a 1-year low of $38.35 and a 1-year high of $58.45.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.82. The business had revenue of $46.94 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $46.30 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a net margin of 23.03% and a return on equity of 11.60%. On average, equities analysts expect that Great Southern Bancorp will post $3.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its holdings in Great Southern Bancorp by 3.5% in the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 114,017 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $6,100,000 after buying an additional 3,820 shares during the last quarter. LSV Asset Management raised its holdings in Great Southern Bancorp by 2.2% in the 2nd 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. raised its holdings in Great Southern Bancorp by 2.6% in the 1st 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 raised its holdings in Great Southern Bancorp by 2.0% in the 1st 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, Russell Frank Co raised its holdings in Great Southern Bancorp by 310.6% in the 4th quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 25,867 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,210,000 after buying an additional 19,567 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 40.17% of the company’s stock.

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.

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