Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds
News headlines about Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Great Southern Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.0792144456867 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (Missouri) :GSBC-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 9, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (Missouri) breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : GSBC-US : August 8, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (Missouri) – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:GSBC) : August 8, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Analysts Anticipate Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (GSBC) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $45.39 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
Several research firms recently issued reports on GSBC. BidaskClub cut shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 price objective on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a research report on Friday, July 21st.
Great Southern Bancorp (GSBC) traded down 1.81% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $48.85. 15,977 shares of the company traded hands. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $52.57 and its 200 day moving average price is $51.02. The firm has a market capitalization of $685.66 million, a PE ratio of 13.69 and a beta of 1.08. Great Southern Bancorp has a 12 month low of $38.35 and a 12 month high of $56.70.
Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $1.14 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.37. Great Southern Bancorp had a net margin of 22.84% and a return on equity of 11.62%. The company had revenue of $53.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $49.78 million. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Great Southern Bancorp will post $3.57 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 3rd were paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 29th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.97%. This is an increase from Great Southern Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 26.82%.
In other news, Director William V. Turner sold 10,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.76, for a total transaction of $569,808.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 173,853 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,172,484.28. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director William V. Turner sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.73, for a total transaction of $263,650.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 173,853 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,167,268.69. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 15,851 shares of company stock valued at $836,004. Corporate insiders own 23.78% of the company’s stock.
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Great Southern Bancorp Company Profile
Great Southern Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company, a financial holding company and the parent 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 makes long-term, fixed-rate residential real estate loans.
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