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Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) to Announce $1.30


Analysts forecast that Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) will announce earnings per share of $1.30 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Great Southern Bancorp’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $1.32 and the lowest is $1.27. Great Southern Bancorp posted earnings of $1.28 per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 1.6%. The firm is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report after the market closes on Monday, January 24th.

On average, analysts expect that Great Southern Bancorp will report full year earnings of $5.61 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.58 to $5.64. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $4.67 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.60 to $4.73. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover Great Southern Bancorp.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 19th. The financial services provider reported $1.49 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.32 by $0.17. Great Southern Bancorp had a net margin of 31.82% and a return on equity of 12.36%. The business had revenue of $54.72 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $54.19 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.96 earnings per share.

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Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 27th.

In related news, Director William V. Turner sold 3,198 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.24, for a total value of $183,053.52. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 24.27% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 2,509.5% in the 2nd quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 548 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $30,000 after purchasing an additional 527 shares during the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada increased its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 159.5% in the 1st quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 667 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $38,000 after purchasing an additional 410 shares during the last quarter. Citigroup Inc. increased its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 184.0% in the 3rd quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 2,136 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $117,000 after purchasing an additional 1,384 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 107.3% in the 3rd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 2,882 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $158,000 after purchasing an additional 1,492 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co NY increased its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 88,650.0% in the 2nd quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co NY now owns 3,550 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $191,000 after purchasing an additional 3,546 shares during the last quarter. 46.94% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

NASDAQ GSBC opened at $59.25 on Friday. Great Southern Bancorp has a 12 month low of $47.22 and a 12 month high of $60.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 1.02. The firm has a market capitalization of $790.34 million, a PE ratio of 10.60 and a beta of 0.89. The company’s 50 day simple moving average is $57.89 and its 200 day simple moving average is $55.15.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 11th. Investors of record on Monday, December 27th will be paid a $0.36 dividend. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 23rd. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 25.76%.

About Great Southern Bancorp

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company, which engages in the provision of financial services. It offers residential and commercial real estate loans, construction loans, commercial business loans and consumer loans. The company was founded in July 1989 and is headquartered in Springfield, MO.

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