Southwest Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) hit a new 52-week high on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $19.64 and last traded at $19.50, with a volume of 18,578 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $19.34.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Southwest Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Southwest Bancorp from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $18.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, June 22nd. Hovde Group downgraded shares of Southwest Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 29th. DA Davidson reduced their price target on shares of 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, Raymond James Financial Inc. downgraded shares of Southwest Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $18.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Thursday, April 21st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Southwest Bancorp has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $18.40.

The company has a 50 day moving average price of $17.27 and a 200-day moving average price of $16.11. The company has a market capitalization of $364.12 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.65.

Southwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:OKSB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 19th. The company reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.04. On average, analysts expect that Southwest Bancorp Inc. will post $0.91 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 29th will be given a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, July 27th. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.65%.

In other Southwest Bancorp news, Director James M. Morris II purchased 6,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 6th. The stock was purchased at an average price 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 $576,787.50. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Other large investors have made changes to their positions in the company. Pear Tree Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Southwest Bancorp during the fourth quarter valued at $1,550,000. Polaris Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of 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 last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of 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 last quarter. Finally, Boston Partners boosted its stake in shares of 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 last quarter.

Southwest Bancorp, Inc is a financial holding company. The Company operates through four segments: Oklahoma Banking, Texas Banking, Kansas Banking and Other Operations. The Oklahoma Banking segment provides deposit and lending services and consists of residential mortgage lending services to customers.

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