Media coverage about Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Southern Missouri Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.6943858292947 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) traded down $0.38 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $36.84. The company had a trading volume of 5,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 12,886. The firm has a market capitalization of $316.51, a P/E ratio of 17.22 and a beta of 0.70. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56. Southern Missouri Bancorp has a twelve month low of $25.04 and a twelve month high of $39.80.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be given a dividend of $0.11 per share. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.19%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. Southern Missouri Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 20.56%.

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded Southern Missouri Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th.

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In other Southern Missouri Bancorp news, EVP Mark E. Hecker purchased 8,405 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, August 25th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $32.99 per share, with a total value of $277,280.95. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 1,660 shares in the company, valued at $54,763.40. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Charles R. Love sold 800 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.17, for a total value of $25,736.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 17.86% of the stock is owned by insiders.

About Southern Missouri Bancorp

Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc is the holding company for Southern Bank (the Bank). The principal business of the Bank consists primarily of attracting retail deposits from the public and using such deposits along with wholesale funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB), and brokered deposits.

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