Analysts Set $60.00 Price Target for Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC)

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) has been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating. Great Southern Bancorp’s rating score has improved by 66.7% in the last 90 days as a result of a number of analysts’ ratings changes.

Analysts have set a twelve-month consensus price objective of $60.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $1.13 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Great Southern Bancorp an industry rank of 160 out of 256 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

GSBC has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of GenMark Diagnostics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 24th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Xencor from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 11th.

Shares of NASDAQ:GSBC traded up $0.83 on Monday, reaching $59.40. 22,968 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 30,735. The company has a current ratio of 1.04, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18. Great Southern Bancorp has a 1-year low of $43.30 and a 1-year high of $61.65. The company has a market capitalization of $831.48 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.61 and a beta of 1.05. The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is $58.28.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 17th. The financial services provider reported $1.23 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.09 by $0.14. Great Southern Bancorp had a net margin of 28.15% and a return on equity of 13.74%. The business had revenue of $52.06 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $50.30 million. As a group, analysts expect that Great Southern Bancorp will post 4.57 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, July 16th. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 1st will be issued a $0.32 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 28th. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.15%. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 27.18%.

In other Great Southern Bancorp news, VP John M. Bugh sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.71, for a total value of $56,710.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 2,790 shares in the company, valued at approximately $158,220.90. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Rex A. Copeland sold 1,050 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.24, for a total transaction of $62,202.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 24,368 shares in the company, valued at $1,443,560.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 14,230 shares of company stock worth $816,751. 23.23% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 69.2% during the 4th quarter. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp now owns 18,100 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $833,000 after acquiring an additional 7,400 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 3.7% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 179,457 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $8,260,000 after buying an additional 6,358 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 0.7% during the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 811,666 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $37,361,000 after buying an additional 6,007 shares during the last quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP boosted its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 12.7% during the 4th quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP now owns 5,140 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $237,000 after buying an additional 581 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can boosted its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 1,175.0% during the 4th quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 1,122 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $49,000 after buying an additional 1,034 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 44.55% of the company’s stock.

Great Southern Bancorp Company Profile

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc operates as a bank holding company for Great Southern Bank that offers a range of financial services in the United States. Its deposit products include regular savings accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, fixed interest rate certificates with varying maturities, certificates of deposit, brokered certificates, and individual retirement accounts.

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