Today, Zacks: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (GSBC) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

Today, Zacks: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (GSBC) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages
Shares of Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) have been given a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating. Great Southern Bancorp’s rating score has declined by 50% from three months ago as a result of a number of analysts’ ratings changes.

Brokers have set a twelve-month consensus target price of $47.50 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.75 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Great Southern Bancorp an industry rank of 38 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 21st. FIG Partners cut shares of Great Southern Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 8th.

In other Great Southern Bancorp news, insider Rex A. Copeland sold 4,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.05, for a total transaction of $210,210.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 24,698 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,236,134.90. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director William V. Turner sold 5,179 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.43, for a total transaction of $214,565.97. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 179,353 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,430,594.79. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 24.15% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of GSBC. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 1.3% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 547,948 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $20,257,000 after buying an additional 6,880 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 5.8% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 477,769 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $17,664,000 after buying an additional 26,394 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. boosted its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 1.6% in the third quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 343,485 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $13,980,000 after buying an additional 5,357 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 7.9% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 298,947 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $12,167,000 after buying an additional 21,957 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 4.4% in the third quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 173,504 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $7,063,000 after buying an additional 7,360 shares in the last quarter. 35.05% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) remained flat at $50.85 during mid-day trading on Friday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,072 shares. The firm has a market cap of $708.19 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.84 and a beta of 0.99. The company’s 50 day moving average is $43.53 and its 200 day moving average is $40.52. Great Southern Bancorp has a 12-month low of $34.48 and a 12-month high of $51.69.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.80 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.01. Great Southern Bancorp had a net margin of 21.60% and a return on equity of 11.03%. On average, analysts predict that Great Southern Bancorp will post $3.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Great Southern Bancorp

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company is a financial holding and parent company 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 offers banking services through its approximately 108 banking centers located in southern and central Missouri; the Kansas City, Missouri area; the St.

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