Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMBC) Director David J. Tooley Purchases 4,500 Shares

Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMBCGet Rating) Director David J. Tooley bought 4,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, April 29th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $42.38 per share, for a total transaction of $190,710.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 50,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,119,000. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Shares of SMBC traded up $1.15 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $44.35. 358 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 30,425. The company has a market capitalization of $394.72 million, a P/E ratio of 8.09 and a beta of 0.96. The company’s 50 day simple moving average is $48.73. Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. has a 52 week low of $39.75 and a 52 week high of $61.93. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a current ratio of 1.00.

Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBCGet Rating) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 25th. The savings and loans company reported $1.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.25 by ($0.22). Southern Missouri Bancorp had a return on equity of 16.30% and a net margin of 36.05%. On average, equities analysts expect that Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. will post 5.14 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 31st. Investors of record on Friday, May 13th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 12th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.80%. Southern Missouri Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is presently 14.98%.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of SMBC. Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new position in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp during the 1st quarter worth about $44,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its position in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 68.5% during the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 4,404 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $198,000 after purchasing an additional 1,790 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp during the 3rd quarter worth about $230,000. Moors & Cabot Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp during the 3rd quarter worth about $28,000. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its position in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 22.8% during the 3rd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 57,163 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $2,564,000 after purchasing an additional 10,613 shares during the last quarter. 52.68% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Southern Missouri Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday. StockNews.com downgraded Southern Missouri Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday.

Southern Missouri Bancorp Company Profile (Get Rating)

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. The company offers business banking, business financing, and business services. It also provides personal banking services, which include online and mobile banking, checking and savings, mortgage and refinance, and loans and credit services.

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