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Thinking Of Selling Great Western Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: GWB) Shares? You Need To Know This

Great Western Bancorp Inc. (NYSE:GWB) price on Friday, October 08, fall -0.17% below its previous day’s close as a downside momentum from buyers pushed the stock’s value to $34.33.

A look at the stock’s price movement, the close in the last trading session was $34.39, moving within a range at $34.20 and $34.92. The beta value (5-Year monthly) was 1.32 while the PE ratio in trailing twelve months stood at 11.70. Turning to its 52-week performance, $35.20 and $12.45 were the 52-week high and 52-week low respectively. Overall, GWB moved 17.37% over the past month.


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Great Western Bancorp Inc.’s market cap currently stands at around $1.87 billion, with investors looking forward to this quarter’s earnings report slated for Oct 26, 2021 – Nov 01, 2021. The company has a Forward Dividend ratio of 0.20, with its dividend yield at 0.58%. As such, investors might be keen on an upside in the stock’s price ahead of the scheduled earnings report. Analysts project the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $0.76, which has seen fiscal year 2021 EPS growth forecast to increase to $3.49 and about $2.8 for fiscal year 2022. Per the data, EPS growth is expected to be 501.70% for 2021 and -19.80% for the next financial year.

Analysts have a consensus estimate of $112.26 million for the company’s revenue for the quarter, with a low and high estimate of $109 million and $116 million respectively. The average forecast suggests up to a 26.60% growth in sales growth compared to quarterly growth in the same period last fiscal year. Wall Street analysts have also projected the company’s year-on-year revenue for 2021 to grow to $473.72 million, representing a 28.60% jump on that reported in the last financial year.

Revisions could be used as tool to get short term price movement insight, and for the company that in the past seven days was no upward and no downward review(s). Turning to the stock’s technical picture we see that short term indicators suggest on average that GWB is a 100% Buy. On the other hand, the stock is on average a Hold as suggested by medium term indicators while long term indicators are putting the stock in 100% Buy category.

6 analyst(s) have given their forecast ratings for the stock on a scale of 1.00-5.00 for a strong buy to strong sell recommendation. A total of 6 analyst(s) rate the stock as a Hold, 0 recommend GWB as a Buy and 0 give it an Overweight rating. Meanwhile, 0 analyst(s) rate the stock as Underweight and 0 say it is a Sell. As such, the average rating for the stock is Hold which could provide an opportunity for investors keen on increasing their holdings of the company’s stock.

The technical evaluation for the stock shows the PEG ratio is 3.16, with GWB’s current price about 8.44% and 9.70% off the 20-day and 50-day simple moving averages respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently prints 66.97, while 7-day volatility ratio is 2.94% and 3.16% in the 30-day chart. Further, Great Western Bancorp Inc. (GWB) has a beta value of 1.24, and an average true range (ATR) of 1.05. Analysts have given the company’s stock an average 52-week price target of $35.00, forecast between a low of $34.00 and high of $36.00. Looking at the price targets, the low is 0.96% off current price level while to achieve the yearly target high, price needs to move -4.86%. Nonetheless, investors will most likely welcome a -1.95% jump to $35.00 which is the analysts’ median price.

In the market, a comparison of Great Western Bancorp Inc. (GWB) and its peers suggest the former has performed considerably weaker. Data shows GWB’s intraday price has changed -0.17% in last session and 135.30% over the past year. Comparatively, Banc of California Inc. (BANC) has moved -0.10% on the day and only 69.22% in the past 12 months. Looking at another peer, we see that SouthState Corporation (SSB) price has dipped -0.04% on the day. However, the stock is 40.89% off its price a year ago. Moreover, Investors Bancorp Inc. (ISBC) is also up 0.25% in trading on the day while keeping a an uptrend of 99.75% over the past year. If we look at the PE ratio, we find that Great Western Bancorp Inc.’s ratio stands at 11.70 compared to Banc of California Inc.’s 17.91 and SouthState Corporation’s 13.03. Elsewhere, the overall performance for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial shows that the indexes are down -0.19% and -0.03% respectively in the last trading.

If we refocus on Great Western Bancorp Inc. (NYSE:GWB), historical trading data shows that trading volumes averaged 0.82 million over the past 10 days and 450.86K over the past 3 months. The company’s latest data on shares outstanding shows there are 55.21 million shares.

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The 0.50% of Great Western Bancorp Inc.’s shares are in the hands of company insiders. Also important is the data on short interest which shows that short shares stood at 1.13 million on Aug 12, 2021, giving us a short ratio of 4.64. The data shows that as of Aug 12, 2021 short interest in Great Western Bancorp Inc. (GWB) stood at 2.05% of shares outstanding, with shares short falling to 1.27 million registered in Jul 14, 2021. Current price change has pushed the stock 64.26% YTD, which shows the potential for further growth is there. It is this reason that could see investor optimism for the GWB stock continues to rise going into the next quarter.

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