Great Western Bancorp Inc (NYSE:GWB) CFO Peter Robert Chapman sold 2,265 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.57, for a total value of $91,891.05. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 16,964 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $688,229.48. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

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

  • On Friday, October 20th, Peter Robert Chapman sold 5,000 shares of Great Western Bancorp stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.07, for a total value of $210,350.00.
  • 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 value 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 value of $281,781.32.

Great Western Bancorp Inc (GWB) traded up $0.02 on Wednesday, hitting $40.84. The stock had a trading volume of 240,733 shares, compared to its average volume of 295,636. The company has a market cap of $2,441.85, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 1.69. The company has a current ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. Great Western Bancorp Inc has a 52-week low of $33.27 and a 52-week high of $45.62.

Great Western Bancorp (NYSE:GWB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $116.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $117.75 million. Great Western Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.45% and a net margin of 29.09%. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.57 EPS. research analysts forecast that Great Western Bancorp Inc will post 2.6 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 10th were given a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.96%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 9th. Great Western Bancorp’s payout ratio is 32.52%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Citigroup Inc. raised its position in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 18.5% in the 2nd quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 71,552 shares of the bank’s stock worth $2,920,000 after acquiring an additional 11,161 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its position in Great Western Bancorp by 4.0% during the 2nd quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 619,306 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $25,273,000 after buying an additional 23,795 shares in the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its position in Great Western Bancorp by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 375,141 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $15,310,000 after buying an additional 5,510 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its position in Great Western Bancorp by 6.4% during the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 2,445,666 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $99,807,000 after buying an additional 147,426 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc increased its position in Great Western Bancorp by 9.1% during the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 113,770 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $4,643,000 after buying an additional 9,507 shares in the last quarter.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on GWB shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Great Western Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $40.00 target price on Great Western Bancorp and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 21st. ValuEngine lowered Great Western Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 target price on shares of Great Western Bancorp in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Finally, TheStreet lowered Great Western Bancorp from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $45.22.

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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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