Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) Upgraded by BidaskClub to Hold

BidaskClub upgraded shares of Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report report published on Thursday morning, BidAskClub reports.

GSBC has been the topic of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $65.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, August 6th. ValuEngine downgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st.

Shares of NASDAQ:GSBC traded up $0.80 during trading on Thursday, hitting $59.68. The stock had a trading volume of 19,088 shares, compared to its average volume of 22,485. Great Southern Bancorp has a 12 month low of $43.30 and a 12 month high of $60.94. The company has a market capitalization of $824.47 million, a PE ratio of 12.67 and a beta of 1.08. The firm’s fifty day moving average is $56.88 and its 200 day moving average is $56.74. The company has a quick ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 17th. The financial services provider reported $1.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.13 by $0.15. The firm had revenue of $52.08 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $51.50 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 14.06% and a net margin of 28.97%. Equities research analysts expect that Great Southern Bancorp will post 4.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, VP Kevin L. Baker sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.50, for a total value of $148,750.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 636 shares in the company, valued at approximately $37,842. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 23.23% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 811,666 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $37,361,000 after purchasing an additional 6,007 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 539,285 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $32,275,000 after buying an additional 3,377 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 1.8% in the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 283,400 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $16,961,000 after buying an additional 5,000 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management boosted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 2.7% in the 1st quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 195,610 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $10,152,000 after buying an additional 5,183 shares during the period. Finally, Northern Trust Corp boosted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 2.1% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 194,684 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $11,652,000 after buying an additional 3,986 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 45.51% of the company’s stock.

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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