News coverage about Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) has been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Great Southern Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of -0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.3821333129282 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ GSBC) opened at $52.40 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a current ratio of 1.08. The stock has a market cap of $743.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.68 and a beta of 1.06. Great Southern Bancorp has a fifty-two week low of $47.25 and a fifty-two week high of $58.45.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.82. The firm had revenue of $46.94 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $46.30 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a net margin of 23.03% and a return on equity of 11.46%. sell-side analysts anticipate that Great Southern Bancorp will post 3.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on GSBC shares. Sandler O’Neill downgraded shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $52.00 price objective on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th.

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In other news, insider Rex A. Copeland sold 5,250 shares of Great Southern Bancorp stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total transaction of $288,750.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 24,698 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,358,390. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP Douglas W. Marrs sold 625 shares of Great Southern Bancorp stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.68, for a total value of $34,175.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 2,531 shares in the company, valued at $138,395.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 23.78% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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.

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