Royce & Associates LP Boosts Stake in Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (SMBC)

Royce & Associates LP grew its position in Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMBC) by 109.8% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 237,723 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 124,431 shares during the quarter. Royce & Associates LP owned about 2.64% of Southern Missouri Bancorp worth $8,860,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in Southern Missouri Bancorp by 12.2% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 142,814 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $5,322,000 after buying an additional 15,577 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in Southern Missouri Bancorp by 2.1% during the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 357,515 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $13,324,000 after buying an additional 7,320 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp grew its position in Southern Missouri Bancorp by 5.3% during the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 77,441 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $3,022,000 after buying an additional 3,892 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System grew its position in Southern Missouri Bancorp by 9.3% during the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 19,440 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $759,000 after buying an additional 1,650 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its position in Southern Missouri Bancorp by 5.5% during the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 116,000 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $4,526,000 after buying an additional 6,072 shares in the last quarter. 48.83% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded Southern Missouri Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 11th.

Shares of SMBC stock opened at $34.51 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $315.13 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.37 and a beta of 0.68. Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $31.74 and a fifty-two week high of $41.49. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.03.

Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 23rd. The savings and loans company reported $0.76 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $20.60 million for the quarter. Southern Missouri Bancorp had a return on equity of 13.84% and a net margin of 24.18%.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 15th were issued a $0.13 dividend. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 14th.

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Southern Missouri Bancorp Profile

Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Southern Bank that provides banking and financial services to individuals and corporate customers in the United States. It offers various deposit instruments, including demand deposit accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, money market deposit accounts, saving accounts, certificates of deposit, and retirement savings plans.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC)

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