Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) – Equities researchers at FIG Partners lowered their FY2017 earnings per share estimates for Great Southern Bancorp in a research report issued on Monday. FIG Partners analyst J. Rodis now anticipates that the financial services provider will post earnings of $3.58 per share for the year, down from their prior estimate of $3.62. FIG Partners also issued estimates for Great Southern Bancorp’s Q1 2018 earnings at $0.77 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.83 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.87 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.89 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $3.35 EPS.

A number of other research analysts also recently issued reports on GSBC. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 target price on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill cut 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.

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Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) opened at 54.15 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $760.05 million, a PE ratio of 15.17 and a beta of 1.12. Great Southern Bancorp has a 52 week low of $38.35 and a 52 week high of $58.45. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $53.80 and a 200 day moving average of $51.77.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.82. The company had revenue of $46.94 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $46.30 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a net margin of 23.03% and a return on equity of 11.60%.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 16th. Stockholders 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 1.77%. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 26.67%.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 624,663 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $33,420,000 after acquiring an additional 22,862 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 544,037 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $29,106,000 after acquiring an additional 19,700 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 5.5% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 223,346 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $11,949,000 after acquiring an additional 11,691 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 220,124 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $11,776,000 after acquiring an additional 3,282 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp increased its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 2.5% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 189,470 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $10,137,000 after acquiring an additional 4,604 shares during the last quarter. 40.17% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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