New York State Common Retirement Fund lifted its position in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMBC) by 63.8% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 5,900 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after buying an additional 2,299 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned about 0.08% of Southern Missouri Bancorp worth $190,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its holdings in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 13.9% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 23,955 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $773,000 after buying an additional 2,932 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP purchased a new position in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp during the 2nd quarter valued at about $522,000. Bessemer Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 4.4% during the 2nd quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 9,500 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $306,000 after buying an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 49.6% during the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 8,254 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $266,000 after buying an additional 2,738 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers purchased a new position in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp during the 2nd quarter valued at about $201,000. 48.74% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (SMBC) opened at $39.00 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $334.55, a PE ratio of 18.20 and a beta of 0.70. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56. Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. has a 1-year low of $28.30 and a 1-year high of $39.80.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.11 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.13%. Southern Missouri Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is 20.56%.

Separately, BidaskClub cut Southern Missouri Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th.

In other Southern Missouri Bancorp news, Director Charles R. Love sold 800 shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.17, for a total value of $25,736.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Douglas Bagby sold 9,402 shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.67, for a total value of $297,761.34. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 17.86% of the company’s stock.

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Southern Missouri Bancorp Company Profile

Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc is the holding company for Southern Bank (the Bank). The principal business of the Bank consists primarily of attracting retail deposits from the public and using such deposits along with wholesale funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB), and brokered deposits.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC)

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