Great Western Bancorp Inc. (NYSE:GWB) insider Bryan Leighton Kindopp sold 1,554 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.00, for a total transaction of $59,052.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 300 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,400. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Bryan Leighton Kindopp also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, October 21st, Bryan Leighton Kindopp sold 296 shares of Great Western Bancorp stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.04, for a total transaction of $9,779.84.

Shares of Great Western Bancorp Inc. (NYSE:GWB) traded up 1.21% on Thursday, hitting $39.32. 277,851 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $33.76 and a 200-day moving average of $32.96. The stock has a market cap of $2.31 billion, a PE ratio of 18.40 and a beta of 1.69. Great Western Bancorp Inc. has a 1-year low of $22.68 and a 1-year high of $39.77.

Great Western Bancorp (NYSE:GWB) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 27th. The company reported $0.60 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60. Great Western Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.33% and a net margin of 27.56%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.60 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Great Western Bancorp Inc. will post $2.48 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, November 11th will be paid a $0.17 dividend. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 8th. This is an increase from Great Western Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. Great Western Bancorp’s payout ratio is 31.93%.

GWB has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Deutsche Bank AG increased their price objective on shares of Great Western Bancorp from $36.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods increased their price objective on shares of Great Western Bancorp from $35.00 to $37.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price objective on shares of Great Western Bancorp from $35.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, July 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Great Western Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Great Western Bancorp in a report on Wednesday, August 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Great Western Bancorp presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $37.00.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC bought a new position in Great Western Bancorp during the third quarter worth approximately $100,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position in Great Western Bancorp by 77.5% in the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,196 shares of the company’s stock worth $101,000 after buying an additional 1,395 shares during the period. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC increased its position in Great Western Bancorp by 0.5% in the second quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC now owns 3,331 shares of the company’s stock worth $105,000 after buying an additional 17 shares during the period. Advisor Group Inc. increased its position in Great Western Bancorp by 8.0% in the third quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 3,383 shares of the company’s stock worth $113,000 after buying an additional 252 shares during the period. Finally, Sei Investments Co. bought a new position in Great Western Bancorp during the second quarter worth approximately $122,000.

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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