Southwest Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKSB) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company.

Several analysts have weighed in on the stock. UBS AG raised shares of Southwest Bancorp from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Southwest Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised shares of Southwest Bancorp from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill raised shares of Southwest Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th.

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Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of OKSB. Chicago Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Southwest Bancorp by 213.2% in the first quarter. Chicago Capital Management LLC now owns 789,154 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $20,636,000 after buying an additional 537,228 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE increased its position in shares of Southwest Bancorp by 3,742.9% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 322,340 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $8,429,000 after buying an additional 313,952 shares during the period. Vivaldi Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of Southwest Bancorp by 57.1% in the first quarter. Vivaldi Asset Management LLC now owns 314,004 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $8,211,000 after buying an additional 114,132 shares during the period. Mizuho Securities USA Inc. increased its position in shares of Southwest Bancorp by 127.4% in the first quarter. Mizuho Securities USA Inc. now owns 113,689 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $3,028,000 after buying an additional 63,689 shares during the period. Finally, Yakira Capital Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Southwest Bancorp during the first quarter valued at approximately $1,487,000. 80.42% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Southwest Bancorp (OKSB) opened at 25.35 on Monday. Southwest Bancorp has a 12 month low of $16.97 and a 12 month high of $29.70. The company has a market capitalization of $473.72 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.96 and a beta of 0.98. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $25.04 and its 200 day moving average price is $26.51.

Southwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:OKSB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 25th. The bank reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.28. The business had revenue of $25.04 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $24 million. Southwest Bancorp had a net margin of 19.60% and a return on equity of 7.38%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.10 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Southwest Bancorp will post $1.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Southwest Bancorp

Southwest Bancorp, Inc is a financial holding company. The Company operates in four segments: Oklahoma Banking, Texas Banking, Kansas Banking and Other Operations. The Oklahoma Banking segment provides deposit and lending services and consists of residential mortgage lending services to customers. The Texas Banking segment and the Kansas Banking segment provide deposit and lending services.

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