Value gained By Great Western Bancorp Inc. (GWB) In The Past Week: $34.51

Great Western Bancorp Inc. (NYSE:GWB) finished Friday with an addition of $0.62 to close at $34.44, an upside of 1.83 percent. An average of 345,520 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $1.42 in the past week, and it reached a new high 46 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 576,125 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 533,030.

GWB stock has increased by 9.89% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $30.71 on 09/23/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 10/07/21, shares of the company touched a low of $12.45 and a high of $35.20 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 31 times so far this year and achieved 64.78% or $13.54 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -2.16% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

226 days have passed since Great Western Bancorp Inc. (GWB) last reported insider trading activity. PEDERSON ANDREW JAMES, who is Head of P&C and L&D, most recently acquired $1,200 shares at $32.14 per share on Mar 11.

Valuation Metrics

Great Western Bancorp Inc. (GWB) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 11.74, which compares with the 16.80 for the broader industry and 13.15 for the sector. In the last five years, Great Western Bancorp Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 20.64 and 5.89. The stock’s beta is 1.24. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 4.34, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.64, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 10.14.

Great Western Bancorp Inc. pays a $0.20 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 0.58%. The company has a payout ratio of 1.40%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment took place on Aug. 27, and it was $0.05 a share, representing a up of 400.0% from $0.01 last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 2 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.04 reported on Thursday July 29 2021.Dividends have grown by -38.96% each year over the last three years.

Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.09 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.09 for the quarter ending June 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $419.43 million compared to revenue of $493.57 million.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Great Western Bancorp Inc.’s return on assets was 1.30%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 11.10 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, Great Western Bancorp Inc. had $108.93 million in total debt. The analyst consensus anticipated Great Western Bancorp Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.75 per share, but it turned out to be $1.06, a 41.30% surprise. At the end of the quarter ending June 29, Great Western Bancorp Inc.’s stock balance sheet showed total debt was $333.86 million. Shareholders own equity worth $55.12 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Great Western Bancorp Inc. (GWB) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 22 October was 65.17%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 25.55%.

As of today, GWB’s price is $33.61 +4.30% or $1.42 from its 5-day moving average. GWB is currently trading +9.09% higher than its 20-day SMA and +2.32% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +6.07% above the SMA50 and +45.93% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 57.34% and 43.12%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.85. With the 14-day stochastic at 71.32% and the average true range at 0.90, the RSI (14) stands at 62.50%. The stock has reached 0.52 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 0.23.

Analyst Ratings

RBC Capital Mkts downgraded Great Western Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: GWB) to a a Sector perform rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as an Outperform. The consensus rating for Great Western Bancorp Inc. (GWB) among analysts is Hold. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell GWB, while 6 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 0 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is GWB’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $34.00 and $36.00, with a median target of $35.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Great Western Bancorp Inc. (GWB) stock is $35.00.


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