Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Raises Holdings in Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (SMBC)

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Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMBC) by 8.9% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 155,565 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,751 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP’s holdings in Southern Missouri Bancorp were worth $5,274,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of SMBC. Ramsey Quantitative Systems lifted its holdings in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 13.6% in the fourth quarter. Ramsey Quantitative Systems now owns 3,318 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $112,000 after buying an additional 397 shares in the last quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 54.7% in the third quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 5,556 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $207,000 after buying an additional 1,964 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers lifted its holdings in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 47.3% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 9,913 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $336,000 after buying an additional 3,182 shares in the last quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 10.9% in the fourth quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 10,200 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $346,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 35,962 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $1,219,000 after buying an additional 602 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 47.46% of the company’s stock.

Separately, BidaskClub raised shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, April 1st.

Shares of Southern Missouri Bancorp stock opened at $32.57 on Friday. Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. has a 12-month low of $29.92 and a 12-month high of $41.49. The stock has a market capitalization of $300.83 million, a PE ratio of 10.90 and a beta of 0.65. The company has a current ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76.

Southern Missouri Bancorp (NASDAQ:SMBC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 22nd. The savings and loans company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.72 by $0.09. Southern Missouri Bancorp had a net margin of 25.39% and a return on equity of 12.83%. The firm had revenue of $22.12 million for the quarter.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 31st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be issued a $0.13 dividend. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.60%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 14th.

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About Southern Missouri Bancorp

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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