BlackRock Inc. Has $39.93 Million Holdings in Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (GSBC)

BlackRock Inc. raised its position in Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) by 1.3% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 773,095 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 9,683 shares during the quarter. BlackRock Inc. owned 5.49% of Great Southern Bancorp worth $39,928,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in GSBC. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its stake in Great Southern Bancorp by 11.5% during the 4th quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 74,092 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $3,827,000 after purchasing an additional 7,642 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System grew its stake in Great Southern Bancorp by 11.4% during the 4th quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 32,394 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,673,000 after purchasing an additional 3,328 shares in the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC grew its position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 60.4% in the 4th quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 5,776 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $298,000 after acquiring an additional 2,176 shares in the last quarter. LSV Asset Management grew its position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 6.8% in the 4th quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 180,542 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $9,324,000 after acquiring an additional 11,421 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mutual of America Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 5.9% in the 4th quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 66,968 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,459,000 after acquiring an additional 3,754 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 40.86% of the company’s stock.

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In other Great Southern Bancorp news, VP John M. Bugh sold 3,683 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.97, for a total value of $180,356.51. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 5,473 shares in the company, valued at $268,012.81. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Douglas M. Pitt bought 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, January 29th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $51.58 per share, for a total transaction of $103,160.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 3,100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $159,898. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 23.00% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages have recently commented on GSBC. ValuEngine lowered Great Southern Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, April 6th. BidaskClub raised Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 6th. Sandler O’Neill reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $54.00 target price on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 target price on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Great Southern Bancorp has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $55.67.

GSBC opened at $51.85 on Tuesday. Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. has a one year low of $47.25 and a one year high of $58.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a current ratio of 1.08. The firm has a market capitalization of $716.63, a PE ratio of 13.88 and a beta of 1.00.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The financial services provider reported $0.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.82 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $46.65 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $47.40 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.38% and a net margin of 23.27%. research analysts forecast that Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. will post 3.75 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 16th. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 2nd were issued a dividend of $0.28 per share. This is an increase from Great Southern Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 29th. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.16%. Great Southern Bancorp’s payout ratio is currently 30.43%.

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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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC)

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