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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for GSBC. The maximum price target given was 59, implying potential capital gains of 14.56 percent. The lowest price target was 52, implying potential capital losses of 0.97 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.45 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of GSBC to grow at a rate of -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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of GSBC is -8.13.

In the last 52-weeks, GSBC has achieved a high of 56.70 and a low of 38.35. Currently the stock is 34.29 percent higher than its low, and 9.17 percent below the high. GSBC has a price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.