Media headlines about Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Great Southern Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.0129976009551 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Great Southern Bancorp (GSBC) opened at $53.75 on Friday. Great Southern Bancorp has a twelve month low of $47.25 and a twelve month high of $58.45. The company has a market capitalization of $755.67, a PE ratio of 14.93 and a beta of 1.03. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59.

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

A number of analysts recently issued reports on GSBC shares. BidaskClub downgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $52.00 target price on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Sandler O’Neill cut 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. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th.

In other news, insider Rex A. Copeland sold 5,250 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated 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 owns 24,698 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,358,390. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, VP Douglas W. Marrs sold 625 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated 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 directly owns 2,531 shares in the company, valued at approximately $138,395.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 6,500 shares of company stock worth $357,894 in the last three months. Corporate insiders own 23.78% of the company’s stock.

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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.

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