Shares of Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) saw strong trading volume on Wednesday . 78,486 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 29% from the previous session’s volume of 60,714 shares.The stock last traded at $16.89 and had previously closed at $16.70.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Raymond James Financial Inc. downgraded Southwest Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $18.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Thursday, April 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Southwest Bancorp from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $18.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, June 22nd. Hovde Group upgraded Southwest Bancorp from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $17.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 21st. DA Davidson cut their target price on Southwest Bancorp from $21.00 to $19.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 21st. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upped their target price on Southwest Bancorp from $19.00 to $20.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, March 28th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Southwest Bancorp currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.58.

The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $16.58 and its 200-day moving average price is $16.00. The company has a market cap of $320.61 million and a P/E ratio of 22.18.

Southwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:OKSB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 20th. The company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.14. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.24 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Southwest Bancorp Inc. will post $0.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Southwest Bancorp news, Director James M. Morris II acquired 6,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 6th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $17.09 per share, with a total value of $102,540.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 33,750 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $576,787.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

A number of institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in OKSB. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in Southwest Bancorp by 15.8% in the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 73,073 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,277,000 after buying an additional 9,955 shares during the period. Boston Partners boosted its position in Southwest Bancorp by 4.9% in the fourth quarter. Boston Partners now owns 139,840 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,444,000 after buying an additional 6,500 shares during the period. Russell Frank Co boosted its position in Southwest Bancorp by 12.9% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 912,540 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,370,000 after buying an additional 104,522 shares during the period. Polaris Capital Management LLC boosted its position in Southwest Bancorp by 19.6% in the fourth quarter. Polaris Capital Management LLC now owns 956,919 shares of the company’s stock valued at $16,727,000 after buying an additional 156,685 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in Southwest Bancorp by 2.7% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,423,156 shares of the company’s stock valued at $24,877,000 after buying an additional 37,896 shares during the period.

Southwest Bancorp, Inc (Southwest) is a financial holding company. The Company operates in five segments: Oklahoma Banking, Texas Banking and Kansas Banking, which provides deposit and lending services; Mortgage Banking, which consists of residential mortgage lending services to customers, and Other Operations that includes funds management (investment portfolio and funding) and corporate investments.

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