Kennedy Capital Management Inc. Has $7.22 Million Stake in Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (GSBC)

Kennedy Capital Management Inc. reduced its holdings in shares of Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) by 2.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 134,895 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 3,471 shares during the quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. owned approximately 0.96% of Great Southern Bancorp worth $7,217,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 4.9% during the 1st quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 3,254 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $164,000 after acquiring an additional 152 shares in the last quarter. Smith Asset Management Group LP boosted its position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp by 560.7% during the 2nd quarter. Smith Asset Management Group LP now owns 4,242 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $227,000 after acquiring an additional 3,600 shares in the last quarter. Menta Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp during the 1st quarter worth about $238,000. TFS Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp during the 1st quarter worth about $241,000. Finally, Aperio Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Great Southern Bancorp during the 2nd quarter worth about $274,000. 40.21% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (GSBC) opened at 49.60 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $696.19 million, a PE ratio of 13.90 and a beta of 1.11. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $50.19 and its 200 day moving average price is $50.82. Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. has a 52-week low of $38.35 and a 52-week high of $56.70.

Great Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:GSBC) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $1.14 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.37. The company had revenue of $53.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $49.78 million. Great Southern Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.62% and a net margin of 22.84%. Analysts expect that Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. will post $3.57 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, Director William V. Turner sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.73, for a total transaction of $263,650.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 173,853 shares in the company, valued at $9,167,268.69. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director William V. Turner sold 10,800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.76, for a total value of $569,808.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 173,853 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,172,484.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 15,851 shares of company stock valued at $836,004 over the last 90 days. Insiders own 23.78% of the company’s stock.

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Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 price objective on shares of Great Southern Bancorp in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Zacks Investment Research cut Great Southern Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Great Southern Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th.

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

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