Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (GSBC) Position Boosted by Two Sigma Advisers LP

Two Sigma Advisers LP grew its position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) by 24.8% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 14,580 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,900 shares during the quarter. Two Sigma Advisers LP owned approximately 0.10% of Great Southern Bancorp worth $753,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the business. Cornercap Investment Counsel Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp during the fourth quarter worth about $679,000. Deutsche Bank AG grew its holdings in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 53.2% during the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 36,622 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,890,000 after purchasing an additional 12,723 shares during the last quarter. Context BH Capital Management LP grew its holdings in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 20.2% during the fourth quarter. Context BH Capital Management LP now owns 45,647 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,358,000 after purchasing an additional 7,656 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 1.3% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 773,095 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $39,928,000 after purchasing an additional 9,683 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its holdings in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 11.5% during the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 74,092 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,827,000 after purchasing an additional 7,642 shares during the last quarter. 40.86% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Shares of GSBC stock opened at $51.85 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $716.63, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.09 and a beta of 1.00. Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. has a 1 year low of $47.25 and a 1 year high of $58.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a current ratio of 1.08.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The financial services provider reported $0.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.07. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.38% and a net margin of 23.27%. The firm had revenue of $46.65 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $47.40 million. analysts predict that Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. will post 3.75 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 16th. Investors of record on Monday, April 2nd were issued a dividend of $0.28 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 29th. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.16%. This is a positive change from Great Southern Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. Great Southern Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 30.43%.

In related news, VP John M. Bugh sold 3,683 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.97, for a total transaction of $180,356.51. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 5,473 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $268,012.81. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director William E. Barclay sold 780 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.82, for a total value of $39,639.60. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 10,248 shares in the company, valued at approximately $520,803.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 23.00% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on GSBC shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, January 1st. BidaskClub lowered Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Sandler O’Neill reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $54.00 price objective on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a report on Tuesday, March 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 price objective on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $55.67.

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Great Southern Bancorp Company Profile

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company, a financial holding company and the parent of Great Southern Bank (the Bank). Through the Bank and subsidiaries of the Bank, the Company offers insurance, travel, investment and related services. The Bank makes long-term, fixed-rate residential real estate loans.

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

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