Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (GSBC) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) has earned an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating.

Brokerages have set a 12-month consensus target price of $55.00 for the company and are expecting that the company will post $0.87 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Great Southern Bancorp an industry rank of 67 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

GSBC has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, January 1st. BidaskClub cut shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 price objective on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a research report on Friday, December 22nd.

In related news, VP John M. Bugh sold 3,683 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.97, for a total value of $180,356.51. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 5,473 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $268,012.81. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Douglas M. Pitt purchased 2,000 shares of Great Southern Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 29th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $51.58 per share, with a total value of $103,160.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 3,100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $159,898. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 23.78% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in Great Southern Bancorp in the third quarter valued at $104,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Great Southern Bancorp in the fourth quarter valued at $258,000. Aperio Group LLC lifted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 60.4% in the fourth quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 5,776 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $298,000 after acquiring an additional 2,176 shares during the last quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 9.0% in the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 7,844 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $420,000 after acquiring an additional 647 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Allianz Asset Management GmbH lifted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 15.1% in the third quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 8,478 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $472,000 after acquiring an additional 1,111 shares during the last quarter. 40.27% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Great Southern Bancorp (GSBC) traded up $0.75 during trading on Friday, hitting $49.65. 15,773 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 22,307. The stock has a market cap of $699.47, a PE ratio of 13.68 and a beta of 1.03. Great Southern Bancorp has a 1-year low of $47.25 and a 1-year high of $58.45. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59.

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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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