Great Western Bancorp Inc. (NYSE:GWB) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eight analysts that are currently covering the firm. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has assigned a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.60.

GWB has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Great Western Bancorp in a research note on Saturday, July 9th. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their price target on shares of Great Western Bancorp from $36.00 to $38.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods lifted their price target on shares of Great Western Bancorp from $35.00 to $37.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Great Western Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, August 24th.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Hillcrest Asset Management LLC bought a new position in Great Western Bancorp during the first quarter valued at approximately $7,165,000. Aristotle Capital Boston LLC raised its position in Great Western Bancorp by 3.9% in the first quarter. Aristotle Capital Boston LLC now owns 174,465 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,758,000 after buying an additional 6,488 shares in the last quarter. Clark Capital Management Group Inc. raised its position in Great Western Bancorp by 75.9% in the first quarter. Clark Capital Management Group Inc. now owns 21,409 shares of the company’s stock valued at $584,000 after buying an additional 9,240 shares in the last quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. raised its position in Great Western Bancorp by 10.9% in the first quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. now owns 785,634 shares of the company’s stock valued at $21,424,000 after buying an additional 77,205 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its position in Great Western Bancorp by 2.2% in the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 2,130,664 shares of the company’s stock valued at $58,103,000 after buying an additional 45,003 shares in the last quarter.

Great Western Bancorp (NYSE:GWB) opened at 32.83 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $1.93 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.17 and a beta of 1.68. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $33.17 and a 200 day moving average of $32.08. Great Western Bancorp has a 12-month low of $22.68 and a 12-month high of $35.01.

Great Western Bancorp (NYSE:GWB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.54 by $0.05. Great Western Bancorp had a net margin of 29.00% and a return on equity of 8.54%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.50 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Great Western Bancorp will post $2.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Great Western Bancorp Company Profile

Great Western Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company’s primary business is the ownership of its subsidiary, Great Western Bank (the Bank), which is a regional bank focused on relationship-based business and agribusiness banking. It also focuses on retail banking and wealth management services.

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