Shares of Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) have been given a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating.

Brokerages have set a 1-year consensus price target of $60.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $1.06 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Great Southern Bancorp an industry rank of 163 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of research firms have issued reports on GSBC. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 31st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a research report on Friday, July 20th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 22nd. Finally, ValuEngine cut Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 8th.

Great Southern Bancorp stock traded down $0.10 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $60.25. 15,837 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 19,537. The company has a current ratio of 1.12, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73. Great Southern Bancorp has a fifty-two week low of $47.80 and a fifty-two week high of $61.65. The company has a market cap of $854.20 million, a PE ratio of 16.37 and a beta of 0.98.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.97 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.94 by $0.03. Great Southern Bancorp had a net margin of 23.35% and a return on equity of 10.84%. The company had revenue of $48.67 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $47.32 million. research analysts forecast that Great Southern Bancorp will post 4.02 EPS for the current year.

In other news, VP Linton J. Thomason sold 3,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.15, for a total value of $234,585.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 7,278 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $437,771.70. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 23.00% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 10.1% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 874,315 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $50,011,000 after acquiring an additional 80,220 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 8.8% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 779,351 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $44,579,000 after acquiring an additional 62,835 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 8.6% in the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 212,500 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $12,155,000 after acquiring an additional 16,900 shares during the last quarter. LSV Asset Management increased its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 6.1% in the 1st quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 191,642 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $9,572,000 after acquiring an additional 11,100 shares during the last quarter. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 0.9% in the 1st quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 187,871 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $9,385,000 after acquiring an additional 1,747 shares during the last quarter. 44.88% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Great Southern Bancorp

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc operates as a bank holding company for Great Southern Bank that offers a range of financial services in the United States. Its deposit products include regular savings accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, fixed interest rate certificates with varying maturities, certificates of deposits, brokered certificates, and individual retirement accounts.

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