Geode Capital Management LLC raised its position in Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) by 5.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 119,743 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 6,384 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Great Southern Bancorp were worth $6,047,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of GSBC. Wellington Management Group LLP acquired a new stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp during the first quarter worth approximately $4,267,000. LSV Asset Management raised its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 58.7% in the first quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 163,291 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $8,246,000 after buying an additional 60,391 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 5.9% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 524,337 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $26,479,000 after buying an additional 29,241 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 17.8% in the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 110,197 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $5,565,000 after buying an additional 16,620 shares during the period. Finally, Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 6.7% in the first quarter. Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC now owns 230,513 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $11,641,000 after buying an additional 14,512 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 39.89% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) opened at 50.35 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $706.71 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.11 and a beta of 1.08. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $52.74 and its 200-day moving average price is $51.04. Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. has a one year low of $38.35 and a one year high of $56.70.

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

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 3rd were paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.90%. This is an increase from Great Southern Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.22. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 29th. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 26.82%.

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GSBC has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a report on Thursday, April 20th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th.

In other news, Director William V. Turner sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, July 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.73, for a total transaction of $263,650.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 173,853 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,167,268.69. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director William V. Turner sold 10,800 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.76, for a total value of $569,808.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 173,853 shares in the company, valued at $9,172,484.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 23.78% of the company’s stock.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC)

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