Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) Updates Q3 2019 Earnings Guidance

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) issued an update on its third quarter 2019 earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.38 for the period.

GSBC traded down $0.24 on Friday, reaching $61.49. The company had a trading volume of 33,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 29,809. The company has a market cap of $878.91 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.06 and a beta of 1.03. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.03. Great Southern Bancorp has a 52-week low of $43.30 and a 52-week high of $62.27. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $58.59 and a 200 day simple moving average of $57.91.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 17th. The financial services provider reported $1.38 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.23 by $0.15. The firm had revenue of $54.58 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $52.20 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 13.29% and a net margin of 27.77%. As a group, equities research analysts predict that Great Southern Bancorp will post 5.11 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 14th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 30th were paid a dividend of $0.34 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 27th. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.21%. This is a positive change from Great Southern Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 28.87%.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 24th. ValuEngine downgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Thursday, August 1st. Finally, BidaskClub raised Great Southern Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, October 24th.

In related news, VP Linton J. Thomason sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.39, for a total transaction of $301,950.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 6,180 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $373,210.20. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 23.23% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Great Southern Bancorp Company Profile

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc operates as a bank holding company for Great Southern Bank that offers a range of financial services in the United States. Its deposit products include regular savings accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, fixed interest rate certificates with varying maturities, certificates of deposit, brokered certificates, and individual retirement accounts.

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