The Great Western Bancorp (GWB) Receiving Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

The Great Western Bancorp (GWB) Receiving Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

Shares of Great Western Bancorp (NYSE GWB) opened at 37.50 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.20 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.57 and a beta of 1.86. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $40.53 and its 200 day moving average is $41.88. Great Western Bancorp has a 52-week low of $29.31 and a 52-week high of $45.62.

Media coverage about Great Western Bancorp (NYSE:GWB) has been trending positive on Monday, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. Alpha One, a division of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Great Western Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.39 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave press coverage about the bank an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Great Western Bancorp (NYSE:GWB) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The bank reported $0.60 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $111.23 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $116.90 million. Great Western Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.47% and a net margin of 27.75%. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.55 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Great Western Bancorp will post $2.50 EPS for the current year. The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, May 24th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 12th were paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.13%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, May 10th. This is a positive change from Great Western Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. Great Western Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 30.77%.

Great Western Bancorp Company Profile Great Western Bancorp, Inc is a full-service regional bank holding company. The Company is the holding company of the Great Western Bank (the Bank). As of September 30, 2016, the Company served customers through 173 branches in various markets in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.new TradingView.widget({ “height”: 400, “width”: 625, “symbol”: “GWB”, “interval”: “D”, “timezone”: “Etc/UTC”, “theme”: “White”, “style”: “1”, “locale”: “en”, “toolbar_bg”: “#f1f3f6”, “enable_publishing”: false, “hideideas”: true, “referral_id”: “2588”});

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