Great Southern Bancorp (GSBC) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media headlines about Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Great Southern Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.4487569253671 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on GSBC. BidaskClub lowered Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $52.00 price target on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Great Southern Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill lowered 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.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ GSBC) opened at 57.35 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $804.96 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.07 and a beta of 1.12. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $52.18 and a 200 day moving average price of $51.38. Great Southern Bancorp has a 52 week low of $38.35 and a 52 week high of $58.05.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $1.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.37. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.62% and a net margin of 22.84%. The company had revenue of $53.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $49.78 million. On average, equities analysts forecast that Great Southern Bancorp will post $3.61 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 16th. Investors of record on Monday, October 2nd will be given a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 29th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.67%. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 26.82%.

In other Great Southern Bancorp news, Director William V. Turner sold 10,800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.76, for a total transaction of $569,808.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 173,853 shares in the company, valued at $9,172,484.28. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director William V. Turner sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.73, for a total value of $263,650.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 173,853 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,167,268.69. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 15,851 shares of company stock worth $836,004 in the last quarter. 23.78% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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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