River Oaks Capital LLC held its stake in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 44,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock at the end of the 2nd quarter. Bank of the Ozarks accounts for 1.7% of River Oaks Capital LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 28th largest holding. River Oaks Capital LLC’s holdings in Bank of the Ozarks were worth $2,062,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Suntrust Banks Inc. grew its position in shares of Bank of the Ozarks by 7.4% in the second quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 5,587 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $261,000 after purchasing an additional 383 shares during the period. Zevenbergen Capital Investments LLC grew its position in shares of Bank of the Ozarks by 14.1% in the second quarter. Zevenbergen Capital Investments LLC now owns 1,047,805 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $49,111,000 after purchasing an additional 129,770 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System grew its position in shares of Bank of the Ozarks by 7.2% in the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 223,400 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $10,471,000 after purchasing an additional 15,000 shares during the period. MML Investors Services LLC grew its position in shares of Bank of the Ozarks by 7.7% in the second quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 5,573 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $261,000 after purchasing an additional 400 shares during the period. Finally, FMR LLC grew its position in shares of Bank of the Ozarks by 4.1% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,010,828 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $234,858,000 after purchasing an additional 197,825 shares during the period. 86.70% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on OZRK shares. BidaskClub downgraded Bank of the Ozarks from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised Bank of the Ozarks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 28th. Stephens set a $64.00 price objective on Bank of the Ozarks and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Brean Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $59.00 price objective on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $56.00 price objective on Bank of the Ozarks and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Bank of the Ozarks has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $53.14.

Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) traded down 0.02% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $45.56. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 542,364 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $42.66 and its 200-day moving average price is $46.97. Bank of the Ozarks has a 12 month low of $35.53 and a 12 month high of $56.86. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.84 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.02 and a beta of 1.53.

Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 12th. The financial services provider reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.73. The company had revenue of $237.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $232.85 million. Bank of the Ozarks had a return on equity of 11.75% and a net margin of 46.15%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 64.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.60 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Bank of the Ozarks will post $2.97 EPS for the current year.

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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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK)

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