BidaskClub upgraded shares of Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Monday.
Several other analysts have also commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Great Southern Bancorp from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $60.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, January 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a hold rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a report on Friday, December 22nd.
Shares of Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) opened at $49.65 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. Great Southern Bancorp has a fifty-two week low of $47.25 and a fifty-two week high of $58.45. The company has a market capitalization of $695.22, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.68 and a beta of 1.02.
In other Great Southern Bancorp news, VP Douglas W. Marrs sold 625 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.95, for a total transaction of $34,968.75. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 2,531 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $141,609.45. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Douglas M. Pitt purchased 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, January 29th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $51.58 per share, with a total value of $103,160.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 3,100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $159,898. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 23.78% of the company’s stock.
A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in Great Southern Bancorp by 3.2% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 644,928 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $35,890,000 after purchasing an additional 20,265 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in Great Southern Bancorp by 3.8% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 544,037 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $29,106,000 after purchasing an additional 19,700 shares during the period. Walthausen & Co. LLC grew its holdings in Great Southern Bancorp by 9.0% during the third quarter. Walthausen & Co. LLC now owns 231,249 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $12,869,000 after purchasing an additional 19,150 shares during the period. State Street Corp grew its holdings in Great Southern Bancorp by 5.5% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 223,346 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $11,949,000 after purchasing an additional 11,691 shares during the period. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its holdings in Great Southern Bancorp by 1.5% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 220,124 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $11,776,000 after purchasing an additional 3,282 shares during the period. 40.83% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
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About Great Southern Bancorp
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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