Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) Given $60.00 Consensus Target Price by Analysts

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Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) has earned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Analysts have set a 12 month consensus price objective of $60.00 for the company and are expecting that the company will post $1.24 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Great Southern Bancorp an industry rank of 54 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine cut Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 24th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 24th.

In related news, VP Linton J. Thomason sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.39, for a total transaction of $301,950.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 6,180 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $373,210.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 23.23% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 18.3% in the 3rd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 13,735 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $782,000 after buying an additional 2,128 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 7.6% during the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 25,421 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,448,000 after purchasing an additional 1,793 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 8.0% during the 3rd quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 19,138 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,090,000 after purchasing an additional 1,416 shares in the last quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL increased its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 4.5% during the 3rd quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL now owns 4,600 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $262,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $615,000. 45.55% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

GSBC stock traded down $0.02 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $61.71. 112 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 46,139. 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 business has a 50-day moving average price of $58.55 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $57.89. Great Southern Bancorp has a one year low of $43.30 and a one year high of $62.27. The firm has a market capitalization of $878.91 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.11 and a beta of 1.03.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 17th. The financial services provider reported $1.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.23 by $0.15. Great Southern Bancorp had a net margin of 27.77% and a return on equity of 13.29%. The company had revenue of $54.58 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $52.20 million. As a group, analysts anticipate that Great Southern Bancorp will post 5.11 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 14th. Investors of record on Monday, September 30th were paid a dividend of $0.34 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 27th. This is a positive change from Great Southern Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.20%. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 28.87%.

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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