Press coverage about Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Southern Missouri Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.7624047959557 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Separately, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st.

Shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ SMBC) opened at $37.10 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $331.85, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.02 and a beta of 0.67. Southern Missouri Bancorp has a 52 week low of $30.30 and a 52 week high of $40.80. The company has a quick ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56.

Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 22nd. The savings and loans company reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter. Southern Missouri Bancorp had a net margin of 21.80% and a return on equity of 11.14%. The firm had revenue of $18.88 million for the quarter.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 15th will be issued 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 Wednesday, February 14th. Southern Missouri Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 20.18%.

In related news, Director Dennis C. Robison sold 4,780 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.04, for a total transaction of $186,611.20. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 2,387 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $93,188.48. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP William D. Hribovsek sold 3,814 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.33, for a total transaction of $150,004.62. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 33,400 shares in the company, valued at $1,313,622. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 15,153 shares of company stock worth $595,180 over the last three months. 17.86% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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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