Brean Capital reissued their buy rating on shares of Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) in a report issued on Wednesday.

A number of other equities analysts also recently commented on OZRK. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bank of the Ozarks from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Monday, August 28th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Bank of the Ozarks from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Piper Jaffray Companies restated an overweight rating and issued a $55.00 target price on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Raymond James Financial dropped their target price on shares of Bank of the Ozarks from $59.00 to $57.00 and set an outperform rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a hold rating and issued a $50.00 target price on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Bank of the Ozarks currently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $54.14.

Shares of Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) traded up $0.12 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $46.55. 790,294 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 822,440. The company has a market cap of $5,997.98, a P/E ratio of 15.85, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.31 and a beta of 1.49. Bank of the Ozarks has a one year low of $40.15 and a one year high of $56.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07, a current ratio of 0.93 and a quick ratio of 0.99.

Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 11th. The financial services provider reported $0.75 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $242.47 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $243.67 million. Bank of the Ozarks had a net margin of 65.67% and a return on equity of 11.85%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.66 EPS. analysts predict that Bank of the Ozarks will post 2.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in OZRK. Willingdon Wealth Management bought a new position in shares of Bank of the Ozarks during the third quarter valued at approximately $104,000. BB&T Investment Services Inc. bought a new position in shares of Bank of the Ozarks during the second quarter valued at approximately $190,000. Cadence Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Bank of the Ozarks during the third quarter valued at approximately $202,000. Opus Capital Group LLC bought a new position in shares of Bank of the Ozarks during the second quarter valued at approximately $203,000. Finally, Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC bought a new position in shares of Bank of the Ozarks during the third quarter valued at approximately $217,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.22% of the company’s stock.

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Bank of the Ozarks Company Profile

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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