News articles about Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment. Alpha One, a subsidiary of Accern, scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Great Southern Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 98 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) traded up 3.07% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $50.35. The company had a trading volume of 60,734 shares. Great Southern Bancorp has a 52-week low of $34.48 and a 52-week high of $56.70. The firm has a market cap of $705.20 million, a P/E ratio of 15.69 and a beta of 1.10. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $49.82 and its 200 day moving average price is $49.05.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.81 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.05. The business earned $46.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $46.74 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 10.96% and a net margin of 21.22%. On average, equities research analysts predict that Great Southern Bancorp will post $3.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, April 11th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 28th were paid a dividend of $0.22 per share. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.75%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 24th. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is presently 27.33%.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a research note on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $61.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, December 21st.

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In other news, CEO Joseph W. Turner sold 7,817 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.37, for a total transaction of $409,376.29. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 144,532 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,569,140.84. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director William E. Barclay sold 835 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, January 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.17, for a total value of $42,726.95. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 17,230 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $881,659.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 16,846 shares of company stock valued at $871,195. Corporate insiders own 24.15% of the company’s stock.

About Great Southern Bancorp

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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