Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) by 14.1% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 22,989 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,848 shares during the period. Pacer Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Bank of the Ozarks were worth $1,105,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Monroe Bank & Trust MI increased its stake in shares of Bank of the Ozarks by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Monroe Bank & Trust MI now owns 12,437 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $583,000 after purchasing an additional 32 shares in the last quarter. BRYN MAWR TRUST Co increased its stake in shares of Bank of the Ozarks by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. BRYN MAWR TRUST Co now owns 7,764 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $364,000 after purchasing an additional 75 shares in the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in shares of Bank of the Ozarks by 1.6% in the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 5,778 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $271,000 after purchasing an additional 92 shares in the last quarter. Bellwether Investment Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Bank of the Ozarks by 2.3% in the 2nd quarter. Bellwether Investment Group LLC now owns 5,280 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $247,000 after purchasing an additional 118 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Alps Advisors Inc. increased its stake in shares of Bank of the Ozarks by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 9,537 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $447,000 after purchasing an additional 129 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.32% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Stephens set a $48.00 price target on Bank of the Ozarks and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Raymond James Financial, Inc. cut their price objective on Bank of the Ozarks from $59.00 to $57.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Bank of the Ozarks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Brean Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Bank of the Ozarks from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $54.13.

Shares of Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ OZRK) opened at $44.30 on Friday. Bank of the Ozarks has a 52 week low of $40.15 and a 52 week high of $56.86. The company has a current ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07. The company has a market capitalization of $5,722.81, a P/E ratio of 15.12, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 1.50.

Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 11th. The financial services provider reported $0.75 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.01. Bank of the Ozarks had a return on equity of 11.85% and a net margin of 65.67%. The company had revenue of $242.47 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $243.67 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.66 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Bank of the Ozarks will post 2.96 earnings per share for the current year.

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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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