Media headlines about Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Southern Missouri Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.3662065380536 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Separately, BidaskClub lowered shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th.

Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ SMBC) traded down 0.68% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $36.74. 9,489 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Southern Missouri Bancorp has a 52 week low of $23.00 and a 52 week high of $37.43. The stock has a market cap of $315.63 million, a P/E ratio of 17.75 and a beta of 0.69. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $33.62 and a 200-day moving average price of $32.94.

Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) last posted its earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The savings and loans company reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $16.43 million during the quarter. Southern Missouri Bancorp had a return on equity of 10.99% and a net margin of 21.43%. On average, analysts forecast that Southern Missouri Bancorp will post $2.42 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, Director Charles R. Love sold 800 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.17, for a total transaction of $25,736.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Mark E. Hecker bought 8,405 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 25th. The shares were bought at an average price of $32.99 per share, with a total value of $277,280.95. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 1,660 shares in the company, valued at approximately $54,763.40. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 17.86% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Southern Missouri Bancorp

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.

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