Great Southern Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 22nd. Investors of record on Monday, October 3rd will be paid a dividend of 0.22 per share by the financial services provider on Thursday, October 13th. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.07%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 29th.

In other news, Director William V. Turner sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.54, for a total value of $197,700.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 194,898 shares in the company, valued at $7,706,266.92. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP Linton J. Thomason sold 1,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.91, for a total value of $79,629.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 8,939 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $374,633.49. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 24.15% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Alliancebernstein L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 438.2% in the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 42,680 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,578,000 after buying an additional 34,750 shares during 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 during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 4.5% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 276,990 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $10,240,000 after buying an additional 11,860 shares during the last quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp during the second quarter valued at approximately $380,000. Finally, Ativo Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 79.7% in the second quarter. Ativo Capital Management LLC now owns 17,805 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $658,000 after buying an additional 7,899 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 34.11% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) opened at 42.45 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $41.38 and a 200-day moving average price of $38.94. Great Southern Bancorp has a 1-year low of $34.48 and a 1-year high of $52.94. The stock has a market cap of $590.52 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.27 and a beta of 1.07.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.89 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.09. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.24% and a net margin of 21.91%. Equities analysts forecast that Great Southern Bancorp will post $3.21 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on GSBC shares. FIG Partners downgraded Great Southern Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 8th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday.

Great Southern Bancorp Company Profile

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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