News headlines about Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Southern Missouri Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.4855502916844 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

SMBC has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded Southern Missouri Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 6th. BidaskClub downgraded 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 0.16% during trading on Friday, reaching $31.18. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 10,321 shares. Southern Missouri Bancorp has a one year low of $23.00 and a one year high of $37.00. The firm has a market cap of $232.29 million, a PE ratio of 14.99 and a beta of 0.68. The company has a 50-day moving average of $31.90 and a 200 day moving average of $33.18.

Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The savings and loans company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.01. Southern Missouri Bancorp had a net margin of 21.43% and a return on equity of 11.87%. The firm had revenue of $16.43 million for the quarter. Analysts expect that Southern Missouri Bancorp will post $2.40 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be issued a $0.11 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 11th. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.41%. This is a boost from Southern Missouri Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. Southern Missouri Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 21.15%.

In other Southern Missouri Bancorp news, Director Dennis C. Robison sold 9,400 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $33.20, for a total value of $312,080.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 2,387 shares in the company, valued at $79,248.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 18.37% of the company’s stock.

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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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