Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $55.86.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on OZRK shares. Brean Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $54.00 target price on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bank Of The Ozarks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Barclays started coverage on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. They set an “overweight” rating and a $60.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Stephens reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. American International Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks by 1.2% in the fourth quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 251,385 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $12,180,000 after buying an additional 2,961 shares during the period. Ferris Capital LLC acquired a new position in Bank Of The Ozarks in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $372,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. lifted its holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks by 15.9% in the fourth quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 202,144 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $9,794,000 after buying an additional 27,676 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 1,526,966 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $73,981,000 after buying an additional 12,006 shares during the period. Finally, Arizona State Retirement System lifted its holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks by 26.9% in the fourth quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 87,403 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $4,235,000 after buying an additional 18,531 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.20% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) traded up $1.25 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $48.80. 885,129 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,558,990. Bank Of The Ozarks has a 12 month low of $40.15 and a 12 month high of $56.86. The firm has a market capitalization of $6,255.18, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 1.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a current ratio of 0.92 and a quick ratio of 0.99.

Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, January 16th. The financial services provider reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.75. Bank Of The Ozarks had a net margin of 35.53% and a return on equity of 11.50%. The company had revenue of $245.04 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $249.84 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.72 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Bank Of The Ozarks will post 3.7 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 26th. Investors of record on Friday, January 19th were issued a $0.19 dividend. This is a positive change from Bank Of The Ozarks’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.56%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, January 18th. Bank Of The Ozarks’s dividend payout ratio is currently 22.69%.

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About Bank Of The Ozarks

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc is a state chartered bank that provides retail and commercial banking services. Its deposit services include checking, savings, money market, time deposit and individual retirement accounts. Its loan services include various types of real estate, consumer, commercial, industrial and agricultural loans and various leasing services.

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