Maltese Capital Management LLC Sells 55,031 Shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (SMBC)

Maltese Capital Management LLC trimmed its stake in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMBC) by 47.2% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 61,476 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after selling 55,031 shares during the period. Maltese Capital Management LLC owned 0.72% of Southern Missouri Bancorp worth $2,311,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of SMBC. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in Southern Missouri Bancorp by 64.5% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 12,833 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $414,000 after purchasing an additional 5,033 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers acquired a new stake in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp during the second quarter valued at about $201,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 13.9% during the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 23,955 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $773,000 after acquiring an additional 2,932 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 49.6% during the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 8,254 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $266,000 after acquiring an additional 2,738 shares during the last quarter. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its position in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 63.8% during the second quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 5,900 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $190,000 after acquiring an additional 2,299 shares during the last quarter. 46.98% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other Southern Missouri Bancorp news, Director Dennis C. Robison sold 4,780 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.04, for a total value of $186,611.20. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 2,387 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $93,188.48. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP William D. Hribovsek sold 3,814 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.33, for a total transaction of $150,004.62. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 33,400 shares in the company, valued at $1,313,622. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 15,153 shares of company stock worth $595,180 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 17.86% of the company’s stock.

Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ SMBC) opened at $36.49 on Thursday. Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. has a 12 month low of $30.30 and a 12 month high of $40.80. The company has a quick ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. The company has a market cap of $314.14, a P/E ratio of 16.51 and a beta of 0.67.

Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 22nd. The savings and loans company reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company had revenue of $18.88 million during the quarter. Southern Missouri Bancorp had a net margin of 21.80% and a return on equity of 10.82%.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be issued a $0.11 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 14th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.21%. Southern Missouri Bancorp’s payout ratio is 20.18%.

Separately, BidaskClub raised shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st.

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Southern Missouri Bancorp Profile

Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc is the holding company for Southern Bank (the Bank). The principal business of the Bank consists primarily of attracting retail deposits from the public and using such deposits along with wholesale funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLB), and brokered deposits.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC)

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