Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:GWB) EVP Stephen John Ulenberg sold 5,397 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.22, for a total transaction of $217,067.34. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 20,505 shares in the company, valued at $824,711.10. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE GWB) opened at 39.61 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $2.33 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.59 and a beta of 1.75. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $37.15 and a 200 day moving average of $39.43. Great Western Bancorp, Inc. has a 52-week low of $31.51 and a 52-week high of $45.62.

Great Western Bancorp (NYSE:GWB) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The bank reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.62 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $114.22 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $117.10 million. Great Western Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.44% and a net margin of 28.55%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 13.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.59 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Great Western Bancorp, Inc. will post $2.43 EPS for the current year.

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GWB has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $46.00 target price on shares of Great Western Bancorp in a research note on Friday, September 8th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 30th. TheStreet cut shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, Stephens set a $46.00 target price on shares of Great Western Bancorp and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $45.25.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 49,025.7% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,204,279 shares of the bank’s stock worth $305,533,000 after buying an additional 7,189,614 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 13.4% in the second quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 3,305,442 shares of the bank’s stock worth $134,895,000 after buying an additional 389,922 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 10.6% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,699,137 shares of the bank’s stock worth $110,148,000 after buying an additional 259,443 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 28.0% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 2,584,887 shares of the bank’s stock worth $105,490,000 after buying an additional 565,508 shares during the last quarter. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in shares of Great Western Bancorp by 6.4% in the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 2,445,666 shares of the bank’s stock worth $99,807,000 after buying an additional 147,426 shares during the last quarter.

Great Western Bancorp Company Profile

Great Western Bancorp, Inc is a full-service regional bank holding company. The Company is the holding company of the Great Western Bank (the Bank). As of September 30, 2016, the Company served customers through 173 branches in various markets in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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