Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) insider Rex A. Copeland sold 5,250 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total transaction of $288,750.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 24,698 shares in the company, valued at $1,358,390. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ GSBC) traded up 0.09% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $55.00. 23,407 shares of the company were exchanged. The company has a market cap of $771.98 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.41 and a beta of 1.12. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $53.98 and its 200-day moving average is $51.83. Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. has a 12-month low of $39.60 and a 12-month high of $58.45.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.82 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.82. Great Southern Bancorp had a net margin of 23.03% and a return on equity of 11.60%. The company had revenue of $46.94 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $46.30 million. Equities research analysts predict that Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. will post $3.59 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced 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 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.75%. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is presently 26.67%.

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Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its stake in shares of 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 purchasing an additional 3,820 shares in the last quarter. LSV Asset Management boosted its stake in shares of 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 purchasing an additional 3,540 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of 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 purchasing an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of 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 purchasing an additional 472 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Swiss National Bank boosted its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 6.0% in the 1st quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 16,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $808,000 after purchasing an additional 900 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 40.17% of the company’s stock.

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

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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