Analyst Ratings for Great Southern Bancorp Inc. (GSBC)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Great Southern Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, GSBC received an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 4 analysts covering the stock, 1 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

GSBC was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 59, implying potential capital gains of 14.56 percent. The minimum price target given was 52, which equates to a potential downside of 0.97 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.45 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 4.88 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 9.39 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of GSBC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -1.77 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of GSBC is -8.13.

GSBC has traded between a high of 56.70 and a low of 38.35 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 34.29 percent, and 9.17 percent below the high. GSBC has a P/E ratio of 14.39. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GSBC value stock report compares GSBC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $0.72701 billion. GSBC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.