CENTRAL TRUST Co Sells 7,250 Shares of Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (GSBC)

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CENTRAL TRUST Co decreased its position in Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) by 3.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 209,321 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,250 shares during the quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co owned 1.48% of Great Southern Bancorp worth $11,973,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in GSBC. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 5.2% in the 4th quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 53,615 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,770,000 after buying an additional 2,638 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 11.4% in the 4th quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 32,394 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,673,000 after buying an additional 3,328 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 11.5% in the 4th quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 74,092 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,827,000 after buying an additional 7,642 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 1.3% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 773,095 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $39,928,000 after buying an additional 9,683 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG lifted its position in Great Southern Bancorp by 53.2% in the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 36,622 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,890,000 after buying an additional 12,723 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 41.57% of the company’s stock.

Great Southern Bancorp stock traded up $0.80 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $59.85. The company had a trading volume of 250 shares, compared to its average volume of 28,337. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.49, a current ratio of 1.08 and a quick ratio of 1.08. The stock has a market capitalization of $833.79 million, a P/E ratio of 16.05 and a beta of 1.01. Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. has a 12-month low of $47.50 and a 12-month high of $60.20.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.95 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $46.37 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $46.30 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.55% and a net margin of 24.07%. sell-side analysts expect that Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. will post 3.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, July 17th. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 2nd will be paid a $0.28 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 29th. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.87%. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 30.43%.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on GSBC shares. Sandler O’Neill restated a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 target price on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. ValuEngine downgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Great Southern Bancorp has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $58.33.

In other Great Southern Bancorp news, VP Kevin L. Baker sold 4,625 shares of Great Southern Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, April 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.44, for a total value of $242,535.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 2,757 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $144,577.08. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Douglas W. Marrs sold 906 shares of Great Southern Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $58.23, for a total value of $52,756.38. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,000 shares in the company, valued at $58,230. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 8,480 shares of company stock worth $455,883 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 23.00% of the company’s stock.

Great Southern Bancorp 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 deposits, brokered certificates, and individual retirement accounts.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC)

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