Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) Releases Q3 2019 Earnings Guidance

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) issued an update on its third quarter 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.38 for the period.

Shares of Great Southern Bancorp stock traded up $0.59 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $58.09. The company had a trading volume of 1,122 shares, compared to its average volume of 30,369. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $57.02 and a 200 day moving average price of $57.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 1.03. The firm has a market cap of $804.43 million, a PE ratio of 12.42 and a beta of 1.07. Great Southern Bancorp has a fifty-two week low of $43.30 and a fifty-two week high of $60.94.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 17th. The financial services provider reported $1.28 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.13 by $0.15. The business had revenue of $52.08 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $51.50 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 14.06% and a net margin of 28.97%. As a group, sell-side analysts forecast that Great Southern Bancorp will post 4.84 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 14th. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 30th were issued a $0.34 dividend. This is an increase from Great Southern Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.34%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 27th. Great Southern Bancorp’s payout ratio is presently 28.87%.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on GSBC shares. ValuEngine downgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, September 24th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Tuesday, October 8th.

In other Great Southern Bancorp news, VP Kevin L. Baker sold 2,500 shares of Great Southern Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.50, for a total value of $148,750.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 636 shares in the company, valued at $37,842. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 23.23% of the company’s stock.

About Great Southern Bancorp

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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