Equities research analysts forecast that Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) will announce earnings of $0.76 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for Great Southern Bancorp’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.77 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.75. Great Southern Bancorp posted earnings per share of $0.70 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 8.6%. The company is scheduled to issue its next earnings report on Wednesday, April 19th.
On average, analysts expect that Great Southern Bancorp will report full-year earnings of $3.18 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.15 to $3.20. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the company will post earnings of $3.42 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.35 to $3.50. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Great Southern Bancorp.
Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last issued its earnings results on Sunday, January 22nd. The financial services provider reported $0.83 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.06. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 10.96% and a net margin of 21.22%.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 28th.
In other Great Southern Bancorp news, Director Julie A. Brown sold 1,011 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.63, for a total transaction of $50,175.93. Following the sale, the director now owns 33,907 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,682,804.41. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Steven G. Mitchem sold 2,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.62, for a total transaction of $110,502.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 60,607 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,189,140.34. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 16,846 shares of company stock worth $871,195. 24.15% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp during the fourth quarter worth about $203,000. Summit Global Investments acquired a new stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp during the fourth quarter worth about $443,000. Highbridge Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 94.4% in the fourth quarter. Highbridge Capital Management LLC now owns 9,904 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $541,000 after buying an additional 4,809 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp during the fourth quarter worth about $850,000. Finally, Bessemer Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 80.0% in the fourth quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 17,100 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $935,000 after buying an additional 7,600 shares during the last quarter. 36.42% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) traded down 2.16% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $47.50. The company had a trading volume of 19,481 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $50.18 and its 200-day moving average is $48.78. Great Southern Bancorp has a 52 week low of $34.48 and a 52 week high of $56.70. The firm has a market capitalization of $665.29 million, a P/E ratio of 14.80 and a beta of 1.10.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, April 11th. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 28th were paid a $0.22 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 24th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.85%. Great Southern Bancorp’s payout ratio is 27.33%.
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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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