Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK) Stock Price

Media stories about Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bank Of The Ozarks earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3660551681617 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ OZRK) traded up $1.25 on Friday, reaching $48.80. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 885,129 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,558,990. The firm has a market cap of $6,255.18, a P/E ratio of 14.57, a PEG ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 1.43. Bank Of The Ozarks has a 52-week low of $40.15 and a 52-week high of $56.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a current ratio of 0.92 and a quick ratio of 0.99.

Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, January 16th. The financial services provider reported $0.75 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.75. The firm had revenue of $245.04 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $249.84 million. Bank Of The Ozarks had a return on equity of 11.50% and a net margin of 35.53%. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.72 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Bank Of The Ozarks will post 3.7 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 26th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 19th were paid a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.56%. This is an increase from Bank Of The Ozarks’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, January 18th. Bank Of The Ozarks’s payout ratio is currently 22.69%.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $56.00 price target on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Stephens restated a “hold” rating on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Brean Capital restated a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price objective on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 price objective on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Bank Of The Ozarks from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Bank Of The Ozarks presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $56.00.

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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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