Ativo Capital Management LLC maintained its position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 17,805 shares of the financial services provider’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Ativo Capital Management LLC owned approximately 0.13% of Great Southern Bancorp worth $953,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of GSBC. Strs Ohio raised its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 2.1% in the first quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 14,300 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $722,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 2.6% in the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 16,030 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $810,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 1.6% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 55,654 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,810,000 after buying an additional 886 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 4.5% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 116,606 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $5,889,000 after buying an additional 5,057 shares during the period. Finally, Swiss National Bank raised its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 6.0% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 16,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $808,000 after buying an additional 900 shares during the period. 40.21% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 target price on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, BidaskClub cut Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th.

In related news, Director William V. Turner sold 10,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.76, for a total value 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 legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director William V. Turner sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.73, for a total value of $263,650.00. Following the completion of 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. Insiders sold a total of 15,851 shares of company stock valued at $836,004 in the last ninety days. 23.78% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Shares of Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) opened at 52.10 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $731.28 million, a PE ratio of 14.60 and a beta of 1.11. Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. has a 52-week low of $38.35 and a 52-week high of $56.70. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $49.98 and its 200 day moving average price is $50.82.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $1.14 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.77 by $0.37. The company had revenue of $53.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $49.78 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.62% and a net margin of 22.84%. On average, analysts anticipate that Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. will post $3.57 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 16th. Investors of record on Monday, October 2nd will be issued a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 29th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.84%. Great Southern Bancorp’s payout ratio is 26.82%.

About Great Southern Bancorp

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

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