Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) Given News Impact Score of 0.24

Media stories about Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bank Of The Ozarks earned a coverage optimism score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8738494945924 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) opened at $52.47 on Friday. Bank Of The Ozarks has a 12 month low of $40.15 and a 12 month high of $56.86. The stock has a market cap of $6,778.23, a PE ratio of 17.91, a PEG ratio of 1.18 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 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the 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 business had revenue of $242.47 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $243.67 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.66 EPS. analysts anticipate that Bank Of The Ozarks will post 2.95 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 26th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.19 per share. 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 dividend yield of 1.45%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 18th. Bank Of The Ozarks’s dividend payout ratio is presently 25.26%.

OZRK has been the topic of several recent research reports. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $55.00 price target on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Brean Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bank Of The Ozarks from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $50.00 price target on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Raymond James Financial lowered 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. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $55.56.

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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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