Southern Missouri Bancorp (SMBC) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media stories about Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Southern Missouri Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 44.9436811378245 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ SMBC) opened at $36.44 on Wednesday. Southern Missouri Bancorp has a one year low of $30.30 and a one year high of $40.80. The stock has a market cap of $327.42, a PE ratio of 16.72 and a beta of 0.77. The company has a quick ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41.

Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 22nd. The savings and loans company reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $18.88 million for the quarter. Southern Missouri Bancorp had a net margin of 21.80% and a return on equity of 10.82%.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 15th were issued a $0.11 dividend. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.21%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, February 14th. Southern Missouri Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 20.18%.

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th.

In other Southern Missouri Bancorp news, EVP William D. Hribovsek sold 3,814 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.33, for a total value of $150,004.62. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 33,400 shares in the company, valued at $1,313,622. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 17.86% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Southern Missouri Bancorp

Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc is the holding company for Southern Bank (the Bank). The principal business of the Bank consists primarily of attracting retail deposits from the public and using such deposits along with wholesale funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB), and brokered deposits.

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