Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMBC) has earned a consensus broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the two brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Southern Missouri Bancorp’s rating score has declined by 100% in the last 90 days as a result of various analysts’ ratings changes.

Brokerages have set a 1-year consensus target price of $30.50 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.51 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Southern Missouri Bancorp an industry rank of 195 out of 254 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on SMBC. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 10th. BidaskClub raised shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 18th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 13th.

NASDAQ:SMBC traded down $0.54 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $22.24. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 61,675 shares, compared to its average volume of 16,889. Southern Missouri Bancorp has a 1 year low of $17.30 and a 1 year high of $39.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 1.02. The stock has a market cap of $204.83 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.29 and a beta of 0.80. The business’s fifty day moving average is $23.58 and its two-hundred day moving average is $29.95.

Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, April 29th. The savings and loans company reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.66 by ($0.11). Southern Missouri Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.52% and a net margin of 23.14%. The firm had revenue of $23.27 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $22.79 million. Analysts anticipate that Southern Missouri Bancorp will post 2.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Southern Missouri Bancorp news, EVP Martin Weishaar acquired 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 26th. The stock was bought at an average price of $26.19 per share, for a total transaction of $52,380.00. Following the acquisition, the executive vice president now owns 2,600 shares in the company, valued at $68,094. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Greg A. Steffens acquired 1,131 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 22nd. The stock was acquired at an average price of $22.46 per share, with a total value of $25,402.26. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 212,533 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,773,491.18. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders purchased a total of 5,331 shares of company stock worth $126,880 over the last ninety days. 16.73% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in SMBC. Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new stake in Southern Missouri Bancorp in the 1st quarter valued at about $44,000. State Street Corp increased its holdings in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 8.9% during the 4th quarter. State Street Corp now owns 177,471 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $6,808,000 after buying an additional 14,505 shares during the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 19.2% during the 4th quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 14,314 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $549,000 after buying an additional 2,301 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can increased its holdings in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 57.2% during the 4th quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 39,302 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $1,508,000 after buying an additional 14,296 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Martingale Asset Management L P increased its holdings in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 16.5% during the 4th quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 46,007 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $1,765,000 after buying an additional 6,504 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 49.66% of the company’s stock.

Southern Missouri Bancorp Company Profile

Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Southern Bank that provides banking and financial services to individuals and corporate customers in the United States. It offers various deposit instruments, including demand deposit accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, money market deposit accounts, saving accounts, certificates of deposit, and retirement savings plans.

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