Great Western Bancorp Inc (NYSE:GWB) Director James Brannen acquired 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 31st. The stock was bought at an average price of $12.55 per share, with a total value of $62,750.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 5,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $62,750. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Shares of NYSE:GWB opened at $13.00 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 0.93. The company has a market cap of $699.23 million, a PE ratio of -1.13, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.33 and a beta of 1.17. Great Western Bancorp Inc has a 52 week low of $10.86 and a 52 week high of $36.65. The firm has a 50 day simple moving average of $13.65 and a 200 day simple moving average of $20.24.

Great Western Bancorp (NYSE:GWB) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 29th. The bank reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by ($0.10). The firm had revenue of $108.19 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $117.15 million. Great Western Bancorp had a negative net margin of 120.07% and a positive return on equity of 8.39%. The firm’s revenue was down 27.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.47 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Great Western Bancorp Inc will post 1.04 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 27th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 13th will be given a $0.01 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 12th. This represents a $0.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.31%. Great Western Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 20.41%.

GWB has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Piper Sandler decreased their price objective on shares of Great Western Bancorp from $15.00 to $14.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Thursday. ValuEngine raised shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 15th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, June 8th. Royal Bank of Canada cut their target price on shares of Great Western Bancorp from $19.00 to $17.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 30th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $24.00.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Schafer Cullen Capital Management Inc purchased a new stake in shares of Great Western Bancorp in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $436,000. Cullen Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Great Western Bancorp in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $201,000. UBS Group AG lifted its position in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 69.0% in the 2nd quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 54,010 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $743,000 after acquiring an additional 22,048 shares in the last quarter. Sciencast Management LP purchased a new stake in shares of Great Western Bancorp in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $160,000. Finally, Fourthstone LLC acquired a new position in Great Western Bancorp in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $1,109,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.24% of the company’s stock.

Great Western Bancorp Company Profile

Great Western Bancorp, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Great Western Bank that provides business and agri-business banking, retail banking, and wealth management services in the United States. The company offers noninterest-bearing demand accounts, interest-bearing demand accounts, interest-bearing non-transaction accounts, time deposits, and corporate credit cards.

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