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How to buy Great Western Bancorp stock

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Great Western Bancorp, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Great Western Bancorp shares (GWB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Great Western Bancorp employs 1,607 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Great Western Bancorp share price

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Great Western Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-28.
52-week range$10.84 - $34.75
50-day moving average $31.54
200-day moving average $23.43
Wall St. target price$33.50
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.47 (1.43%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.92

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Is Great Western Bancorp under- or over-valued?

Valuing Great Western Bancorp stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Great Western Bancorp's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Great Western Bancorp's PEG ratio

Great Western Bancorp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.19. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Great Western Bancorp's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Great Western Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM $298.4 million
Operating margin TTM 16.4%
Gross profit TTM $301.1 million
Return on assets TTM -5.32%
Return on equity TTM -45.68%
Profit margin -228.81%
Book value $19.39
Market capitalisation $1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Great Western Bancorp shares

There are currently 1.5 million Great Western Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Great Western Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 29.4% up from 1.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Great Western Bancorp shares can be evaluated.

Great Western Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Great Western Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Great Western Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Great Western Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 441344.02332362). Great Western Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 3.43. In other words for every 100,000 Great Western Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3430 shares are currently held short.

However Great Western Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Great Western Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Great Western Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Great Western Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Great Western Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0371% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Great Western Bancorp shares, roughly 37 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Great Western Bancorp.

Find out more about how you can short Great Western Bancorp stock.

Great Western Bancorp share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 11.46% of net profits

Recently Great Western Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 11.46% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.12% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Great Western Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 0.12% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Great Western Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.47 per share.

While Great Western Bancorp's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Great Western Bancorp is investing more in its future growth.

Great Western Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 25 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Great Western Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Great Western Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.8421 up to $34.75. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GWB.US volatility(beta: 1.31)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Great Western Bancorp's is 1.3083. This would suggest that Great Western Bancorp's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Great Western Bancorp overview

Great Western Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Great Western Bank that provides business and agri-business banking, retail banking, and wealth management services in the United States. The company offers noninterest-bearing demand accounts, interest-bearing demand accounts, interest-bearing non-transaction accounts, time deposits, and corporate credit cards. It also provides commercial real estate (CRE) loans, including owner-occupied and non-owner-occupied CRE loans, multifamily residential real estate loans, and construction and development loans; commercial non-real estate loans, such as working capital and other shorter-term lines of credit, and fixed-rate loans; short-term working capital funding, long-term and-related lending, and other tailored services to agri-businesses; and residential mortgage, home equity, personal, auto, and other loans, as well as lines of credit. In addition, the company offers wealth management solutions comprising financial planning, private banking, investment management, and trust services; cash management, online business deposit, and wire transfer services; crop insurance; and online, telephone, and mobile banking services. It primarily serves hospitality/tourism, agri-business, freight and transport, and healthcare sectors. As of September 30, 2020, the company operated 175 branches in 130 communities in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota, as well as 163 ATMs and 11 company-owned ATMs at off-site locations.

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