Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.

How to buy Great Western Bancorp stock | $23.82

Own Great Western Bancorp stock in just a few minutes.

Fact checked

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 USD$301 million.

How to buy shares in Great Western Bancorp

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Great Western Bancorp. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GWB. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Great Western Bancorp reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$23.82, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Great Western Bancorp, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Great Western Bancorp. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Great Western Bancorp share price

Use our graph to track the performance of GWB stocks over time.

Great Western Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$23.82
52-week rangeUSD$10.8463 - USD$34.2306
50-day moving average USD$18.147
200-day moving average USD$14.7965
Wall St. target priceUSD$18.86
PE ratio 7.8621
Dividend yield USD$0.04 (0.2%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.92

Buy Great Western Bancorp shares from these brokerages

Compare special offers, low fees and a wide range of types of investments among top trading platforms.
Name Product Stock trade fee Asset types Option trade fee Annual fee
Sofi Invest
Stocks, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
A free way to invest in stocks, ETFs and crypto.
Stocks, Options, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
Make unlimited commission-free trades in stocks, funds, and options with Robinhood Financial.
$0 for US stocks
Stocks, Options, ETFs
Trade stocks on the US, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen markets.
TD Ameritrade
or $25 broker-assisted
$0 + $0.65/contract,
or $25 broker-assisted
TD Ameritrade features $0 commission for online stock, but watch out for high short-term ETF and broker-assisted trading fees.

Compare up to 4 providers

The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.

Is it a good time to buy Great Western Bancorp stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.

Great Western Bancorp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $23.82 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-07) 0.93%
1 month (2020-12-16) 17.63%
3 months (2020-10-16) 68.46%
6 months (2020-07-16) 70.26%
1 year (2020-01-16) -30.72%
2 years (2019-01-16) -29.96%
3 years (2018-01-16) 42.47
5 years (2016-01-15) 24.94

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 P/E ratio

Great Western Bancorp's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Great Western Bancorp shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

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 USD$301 million
Operating margin TTM 17.3%
Gross profit TTM USD$301.1 million
Return on assets TTM -5.36%
Return on equity TTM -44.45%
Profit margin -226.14%
Book value $21.139
Market capitalisation USD$1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Great Western Bancorp shares

There are currently 984,267 Great Western Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Great Western Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 3.1% down from 1.0 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 334784.69387755). Great Western Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 2.94. In other words for every 100,000 Great Western Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2940 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 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Great Western Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0241% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Great Western Bancorp shares, roughly 24 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: 29.56% of net profits

Recently Great Western Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 29.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.2% 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 0.2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Great Western Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.04 per share.

While Great Western Bancorp's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Great Western Bancorp may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Great Western Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 27 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 November 2020 (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 $10.8463 up to $34.2306. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GWB.US volatility(beta: 1.29)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 1.2861. 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. Great Western Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Frequently asked questions

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and Terms of Use.

Questions and responses on are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
Go to site