Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by investment analysts at Brean Capital in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

OZRK has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Raymond James Financial reduced their price objective on Bank of the Ozarks from $59.00 to $57.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Bank of the Ozarks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. ValuEngine downgraded Bank of the Ozarks from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Bank of the Ozarks has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $54.14.

Shares of Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) opened at $46.55 on Wednesday. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $6,013.47, a P/E ratio of 15.89, a PEG ratio of 1.31 and a beta of 1.49. Bank of the Ozarks has a 12 month low of $40.15 and a 12 month high of $56.86.

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

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Willingdon Wealth Management purchased a new stake in Bank of the Ozarks in the third quarter valued at $104,000. BB&T Investment Services Inc. purchased a new stake in Bank of the Ozarks in the second quarter valued at $190,000. Cadence Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Bank of the Ozarks in the third quarter valued at $202,000. Opus Capital Group LLC purchased a new stake in Bank of the Ozarks in the second quarter valued at $203,000. Finally, Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Bank of the Ozarks in the 3rd quarter valued at $217,000. Institutional investors own 86.22% of the company’s stock.

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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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