Stock Worth Watching: Bank Of The Ozarks Inc 2016 Q2 Institutional Investor Sentiment Better Than Expected

December 1, 2016 - By Winifred Garcia   ·   0 Comments

Stock Worth Watching: Bank Of The Ozarks Inc  2016 Q2 Institutional Investor Sentiment  Better Than Expected

Sentiment for Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK)

Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) institutional sentiment increased to 2.2 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.95, from 1.25 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 150 active investment managers increased or started new equity positions, while 120 reduced and sold equity positions in Bank Of The Ozarks Inc. The active investment managers in our partner’s database now hold: 81.20 million shares, up from 77.20 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Bank Of The Ozarks Inc in their top 10 equity positions decreased from 9 to 6 for a decrease of 3. Sold All: 45 Reduced: 75 Increased: 111 New Position: 39.

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. is a bank holding company. The company has a market cap of $6.24 billion. The Firm owns an Arkansas state chartered subsidiary bank, Bank of the Ozarks . It has a 20.77 P/E ratio. The Company, through the Bank, conducts activities through approximately 257 offices, including over 80 offices in Arkansas, approximately 30 in Georgia, over 20 in North Carolina, over 20 in Texas, approximately 44 in Florida, over three in Alabama, approximately two each in South Carolina and New York, and one in California.

About 830,095 shares traded hands. Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) has risen 16.10% since April 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.18% the S&P500.

Analysts await Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) to report earnings on January, 12. They expect $0.68 EPS, up 19.30% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.57 per share. OZRK’s profit will be $85.03 million for 18.35 P/E if the $0.68 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.66 actual EPS reported by Bank Of The Ozarks Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.03% EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. owns a subsidiary bank, Bank of the Ozarks and Ozark Capital Trust, a business trust.”

Bank Of The Ozarks holds 34.85% of its portfolio in Bank Of The Ozarks Inc for 2.56 million shares. Rk Capital Management Llc owns 576,690 shares or 3.86% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Consector Capital Lp has 3.73% invested in the company for 42,500 shares. The California-based Neumeier Poma Investment Counsel Llc has invested 3.24% in the stock. Sirios Capital Management L P, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.58 million shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 6 buys, and 7 insider sales for $1.59 million net activity.

Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 86% of Bank of the Ozarks’s analysts are positive. Out of 7 Wall Street analysts rating Bank of the Ozarks, 6 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $46 while the high is $55. The stock’s average target of $47.33 is -5.17% below today’s ($49.91) share price. OZRK was included in 10 notes of analysts from August 25, 2015. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 26 by Sandler O’Neill. On Friday, June 24 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Outperform”. As per Monday, May 16, the company rating was upgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) earned “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, May 6. Wood maintained the shares of OZRK in a report on Friday, June 24 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) earned “Outperform” rating by Wood on Monday, May 16. The stock of Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) earned “Buy” rating by Brean Capital on Wednesday, November 30. The stock has “Outperform” rating given by Merion Capital Group on Thursday, December 24. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Tuesday, August 25 by Raymond James.

OZRK Company Profile

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc., incorporated on June 15, 1981, is a bank holding company. The Firm owns an Arkansas state chartered subsidiary bank, Bank of the Ozarks (the Bank). The Company, through the Bank, conducts activities through approximately 257 offices, including over 80 offices in Arkansas, approximately 30 in Georgia, over 20 in North Carolina, over 20 in Texas, approximately 44 in Florida, over three in Alabama, approximately two each in South Carolina and New York and one in California. It owns Ozark Capital Statutory Trust II, Ozark Capital Statutory Trust III, Ozark Capital Statutory Trust IV and Ozark Capital Statutory Trust V (collectively, the Ozark Trusts). It owns Intervest Statutory Trust II, Intervest Statutory Trust III, Intervest Statutory Trust IV and Intervest Statutory Trust V (collectively, the Intervest Trusts, and together with the Ozark Trusts, the Trusts).

More news for Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) were recently published by: Businesswire.com, which released: “Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Earnings Release Date and …” on October 04, 2016. Bizjournals.com‘s article titled: “Bank of the Ozarks shuffles its Charlotte leaders” and published on November 09, 2016 is yet another important article.

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