Great Western Bancorp Inc (NYSE:GWB) EVP Douglas Richard Bass bought 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 31st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $12.76 per share, for a total transaction of $191,400.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the executive vice president now directly owns 41,548 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $530,152.48. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Great Western Bancorp stock opened at $13.00 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $699.23 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1.13, a PEG ratio of 5.33 and a beta of 1.17. The company has a current ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $13.65 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $20.24. Great Western Bancorp Inc has a 52 week low of $10.86 and a 52 week high of $36.65.

Great Western Bancorp (NYSE:GWB) last released its 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 company had revenue of $108.19 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates 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 quarterly revenue was down 27.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.47 EPS. Research analysts expect that Great Western Bancorp Inc will post 1.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 27th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 13th will be given a dividend of $0.01 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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 20.41%.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the stock. TheStreet cut shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “c” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Thursday, April 30th. ValuEngine raised shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 15th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Monday, May 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, June 8th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada dropped their price objective on shares of Great Western Bancorp from $19.00 to $17.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.00.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Private Capital Group LLC boosted its position in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 169.9% during the 1st quarter. Private Capital Group LLC now owns 1,325 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $27,000 after purchasing an additional 834 shares in the last quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. lifted its position in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 147.0% in the fourth quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 2,003 shares of the bank’s stock worth $70,000 after purchasing an additional 1,192 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its position in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 44.9% in the first quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 4,391 shares of the bank’s stock worth $90,000 after purchasing an additional 1,360 shares in the last quarter. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Great Western Bancorp in the first quarter worth approximately $113,000. Finally, Sciencast Management LP bought a new position in Great Western Bancorp during the second quarter valued at approximately $160,000. Institutional investors 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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