Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Headlines about Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bank Of The Ozarks earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6005855152898 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Citigroup began coverage on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research report on Monday, June 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $62.00 target price on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of Bank Of The Ozarks from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, July 14th. Barclays cut their price target on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks from $57.00 to $53.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, July 13th. Sandler O’Neill set a $54.00 price target on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 13th. Finally, Raymond James lowered their target price on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks from $63.00 to $54.00 and set a “strong-buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, July 13th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Bank Of The Ozarks has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $54.91.

Shares of NASDAQ OZRK opened at $41.24 on Friday. Bank Of The Ozarks has a twelve month low of $40.15 and a twelve month high of $53.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10, a current ratio of 0.95 and a quick ratio of 0.95. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.93 and a beta of 1.35.

Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 11th. The financial services provider reported $0.89 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.89. Bank Of The Ozarks had a net margin of 41.20% and a return on equity of 12.05%. The company had revenue of $252.05 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $256.21 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.73 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Bank Of The Ozarks will post 3.68 EPS for the current year.

About Bank Of The Ozarks

Bank of the Ozarks provides a range of retail and commercial banking services to businesses, individuals, and non-profit and governmental entities. The company accepts non-interest bearing checking, interest bearing transaction, business sweep, savings, money market, individual retirement, and other accounts, as well as time deposits.

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