SECOR Capital Advisors LP decreased its position in Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) by 27.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 17,334 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 6,464 shares during the period. SECOR Capital Advisors LP owned about 0.12% of Great Southern Bancorp worth $705,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in GSBC. BlackRock Investment Management LLC raised its position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 11.9% in the second quarter. BlackRock Investment Management LLC now owns 45,654 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,688,000 after buying an additional 4,850 shares during the period. BlackRock Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 6.4% in the second quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 5,266 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $195,000 after buying an additional 315 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position 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 worth $17,664,000 after buying an additional 26,394 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position 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 worth $20,257,000 after buying an additional 6,880 shares during the period. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 0.9% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 133,573 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $4,938,000 after buying an additional 1,245 shares during the period. 35.01% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC)

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) traded up 1.45% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $52.40. 14,125 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a market cap of $729.77 million, a P/E ratio of 16.32 and a beta of 1.10. Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. has a 12 month low of $34.48 and a 12 month high of $56.70. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $53.09 and a 200 day moving average price of $43.62.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.80 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ 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, equities analysts anticipate that Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. will post $3.16 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 13th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 4th will be issued a dividend of $0.22 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 30th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.68%. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is 27.41%.

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Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $61.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, December 21st.

In other news, Director William V. Turner sold 5,179 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 completion of the sale, the director now owns 179,353 shares in the company, valued at $7,430,594.79. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director William V. Turner sold 3,701 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.29, for a total value of $152,814.29. Following the sale, the director now owns 185,554 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,661,524.66. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 24.15% of the company’s stock.

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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