Janus Henderson Group PLC decreased its holdings in shares of Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) by 27.8% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 642,201 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 246,773 shares during the quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC owned about 0.50% of Bank Of The Ozarks worth $30,858,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in OZRK. Willingdon Wealth Management purchased a new stake in shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in the third quarter valued at about $104,000. BB&T Investment Services Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in the second quarter valued at about $190,000. Cadence Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in the third quarter valued at about $202,000. Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in the third quarter valued at about $217,000. Finally, Cigna Investments Inc. New purchased a new stake in shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in the second quarter valued at about $221,000. 84.97% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ OZRK) opened at $48.40 on Thursday. Bank Of The Ozarks Inc has a 1 year low of $40.15 and a 1 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. The company has a market cap of $6,274.43, a PE ratio of 16.58, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.37 and a beta of 1.49.

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

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bank Of The Ozarks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $55.00 price objective on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Morgan Stanley reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $54.00 price objective on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Brean Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a report on Thursday, October 12th. One 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. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $54.14.

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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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