Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMBC) Director Charles R. Love sold 800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.17, for a total transaction of $25,736.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (SMBC) traded up 0.43% on Friday, hitting $32.60. 11,774 shares of the stock were exchanged. Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. has a 1-year low of $23.00 and a 1-year high of $37.00. The company’s 50 day moving average is $31.78 and its 200 day moving average is $32.97. The stock has a market cap of $242.87 million, a PE ratio of 15.67 and a beta of 0.68.

Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The savings and loans company reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $16.43 million for the quarter. Southern Missouri Bancorp had a net margin of 21.43% and a return on equity of 11.87%. On average, equities research analysts expect that Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. will post $2.40 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 31st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th were issued a $0.11 dividend. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.35%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, August 11th. This is a positive change from Southern Missouri Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. Southern Missouri Bancorp’s payout ratio is 21.15%.

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A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Jacobs Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 44.8% in the second quarter. Jacobs Asset Management LLC now owns 516,946 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $16,677,000 after buying an additional 159,955 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its stake in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 33.2% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 439,653 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $14,184,000 after buying an additional 109,591 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 2.8% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 224,205 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $7,233,000 after buying an additional 6,126 shares during the period. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 17.3% in the second quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. now owns 181,333 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $5,850,000 after buying an additional 26,687 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp raised its stake in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 31.2% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 103,687 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $3,342,000 after buying an additional 24,652 shares during the period. 47.31% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Southern Missouri Bancorp

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.

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