Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) Share Price Crosses Above Two Hundred Day Moving Average of $43.97

Shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMBC) crossed above its 200-day moving average during trading on Tuesday . The stock has a 200-day moving average of $43.97 and traded as high as $46.71. Southern Missouri Bancorp shares last traded at $46.32, with a volume of 8,659 shares traded.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered Southern Missouri Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 29th.

The firm has a 50 day moving average of $44.80 and a two-hundred day moving average of $43.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $412.11 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.89 and a beta of 0.98. The company has a quick ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29.

Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 26th. The savings and loans company reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.47. Southern Missouri Bancorp had a return on equity of 17.64% and a net margin of 36.35%. The business had revenue of $28.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $26.11 million. Sell-side analysts forecast that Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. will post 4.3 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 13th were paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.73%. This is a positive change from Southern Missouri Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.16. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 12th. Southern Missouri Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 15.33%.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new stake in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp during the first quarter valued at about $44,000. UBS Group AG raised its position in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 22.1% during the first quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 1,659 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $65,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC bought a new position in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp during the second quarter worth about $67,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co NY bought a new position in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp during the second quarter worth about $107,000. Finally, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. bought a new position in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp during the second quarter worth about $124,000. 50.27% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Southern Missouri Bancorp Company Profile (NASDAQ:SMBC)

Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc is as a holding company, which engages in the provision of financial services. The firm focuses on attracting retail deposits from the general public and using such deposits along with wholesale funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (“”FHLB””), and, to a lesser extent, brokered deposits, to invest in one- to four-family residential mortgage loans, mortgage loans secured by commercial real estate, commercial non-mortgage business loans, and consumer loans.

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