TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC lowered its position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) by 34.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 29,281 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 15,541 shares during the quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC owned about 0.21% of Great Southern Bancorp worth $1,567,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in GSBC. Bank of America Corp DE grew its holdings in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 4.9% during the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 3,254 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $164,000 after purchasing an additional 152 shares during the last quarter. Smith Asset Management Group LP grew its holdings in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 560.7% during the second quarter. Smith Asset Management Group LP now owns 4,242 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $227,000 after purchasing an additional 3,600 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp during the second quarter valued at approximately $274,000. American International Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 7.2% during the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 6,612 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $334,000 after purchasing an additional 445 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Aviance Capital Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp during the second quarter valued at approximately $467,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 40.28% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on GSBC shares. Sandler O’Neill lowered Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research lowered Great Southern Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 target price on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th.

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Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) opened at $53.70 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $754.22, a P/E ratio of 14.92 and a beta of 1.06. Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $39.60 and a fifty-two week high of $58.45. The company has a current ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.82 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.82. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.60% and a net margin of 23.03%. The company had revenue of $46.94 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $46.30 million. sell-side analysts predict that Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. will post 3.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 16th. Investors of record on Monday, October 2nd were issued a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.79%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 29th. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 26.67%.

In related news, insider Rex A. Copeland sold 5,250 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total value of $288,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 24,698 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,358,390. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP Douglas W. Marrs sold 625 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.68, for a total value of $34,175.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 2,531 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $138,395.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 5,926 shares of company stock valued at $325,471 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 23.78% of the company’s stock.

Great Southern Bancorp Company Profile

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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