Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 17th. The financial services provider reported $1.38 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.23 by $0.15, Zacks reports. The business had revenue of $54.58 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $52.20 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a net margin of 27.77% and a return on equity of 13.29%. Great Southern Bancorp updated its Q3 2019 guidance to $1.38 EPS.
NASDAQ:GSBC traded down $0.24 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $61.49. The company had a trading volume of 33,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 29,809. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 1.03. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $58.59 and a 200 day moving average price of $57.91. Great Southern Bancorp has a 52 week low of $43.30 and a 52 week high of $62.27. The company has a market capitalization of $878.91 million, a PE ratio of 13.06 and a beta of 1.03.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 14th. Investors of record on Monday, September 30th were issued a $0.34 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 27th. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.21%. This is a boost from Great Southern Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. Great Southern Bancorp’s payout ratio is 28.87%.
In other Great Southern Bancorp news, VP Linton J. Thomason sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, October 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.39, for a total value of $301,950.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 6,180 shares in the company, valued at $373,210.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 23.23% of the company’s stock.
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on GSBC shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st. BidaskClub raised shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 24th.
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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