Sit Investment Associates Inc. trimmed its position in Great Western Bancorp Inc (NYSE:GWB) by 27.1% in the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 15,100 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 5,625 shares during the quarter. Sit Investment Associates Inc.’s holdings in Great Western Bancorp were worth $601,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in GWB. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its holdings in Great Western Bancorp by 4.3% during the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 307,182 shares of the bank’s stock worth $12,537,000 after acquiring an additional 12,629 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in Great Western Bancorp by 17.6% during the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 3,945 shares of the bank’s stock worth $161,000 after acquiring an additional 591 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its holdings in Great Western Bancorp by 9.1% during the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,668 shares of the bank’s stock worth $109,000 after acquiring an additional 223 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank grew its holdings in Great Western Bancorp by 2.2% during the second quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 98,700 shares of the bank’s stock worth $4,028,000 after acquiring an additional 2,100 shares during the period. Finally, LSV Asset Management grew its holdings in Great Western Bancorp by 249.2% during the second quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 103,700 shares of the bank’s stock worth $4,231,000 after acquiring an additional 74,000 shares during the period.

GWB has been the topic of several analyst reports. ValuEngine raised Great Western Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 target price on shares of Great Western Bancorp in a report on Thursday, December 21st. B. Riley lowered Great Western Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $44.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Great Western Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $40.00 target price on shares of Great Western Bancorp in a report on Friday, October 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $45.40.

In other news, insider Kenneth James Karels sold 24,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.09, for a total value of $986,160.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 53,702 shares in the company, valued at $2,206,615.18. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Peter Robert Chapman sold 2,265 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.57, for a total value of $91,891.05. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 16,964 shares in the company, valued at approximately $688,229.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 43,225 shares of company stock worth $1,787,517. 0.33% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of Great Western Bancorp Inc (GWB) opened at $42.98 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 1.02. Great Western Bancorp Inc has a 1-year low of $33.27 and a 1-year high of $45.62. The company has a market capitalization of $2,531.36, a P/E ratio of 17.47, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.42 and a beta of 1.69.

Great Western Bancorp (NYSE:GWB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.03. Great Western Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.45% and a net margin of 29.09%. The company had revenue of $116.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $117.75 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.57 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Great Western Bancorp Inc will post 2.81 EPS for the current year.

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Great Western Bancorp Company Profile

Great Western Bancorp, Inc is a full-service regional bank holding company. The Company is the holding company of the Great Western Bank (the Bank). As of September 30, 2016, the Company served customers through 173 branches in various markets in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

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