News headlines about Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Great Southern Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9428838252241 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) opened at 49.35 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $692.68 million, a PE ratio of 13.83 and a beta of 1.08. Great Southern Bancorp has a 12 month low of $38.35 and a 12 month high of $56.70. The company’s 50 day moving average is $51.31 and its 200-day moving average is $50.90.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $1.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.37. The firm had revenue of $53.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $49.78 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.62% and a net margin of 22.84%. Equities research analysts predict that Great Southern Bancorp will post $3.57 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, 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.

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In other news, Director William V. Turner sold 5,000 shares of Great Southern Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.73, for a total transaction of $263,650.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 173,853 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,167,268.69. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director William V. Turner sold 10,800 shares of Great Southern Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.76, for a total value of $569,808.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 173,853 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,172,484.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 15,851 shares of company stock valued at $836,004. Corporate insiders own 23.78% of the company’s stock.

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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