Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.09

News stories about Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bank Of The Ozarks earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3395897518503 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

OZRK has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Brean Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised Bank Of The Ozarks from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $59.00 target price on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Bank Of The Ozarks from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $56.00.

Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ OZRK) opened at $52.07 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $6,653.82, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.54, a P/E/G ratio of 1.17 and a beta of 1.43. 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 has a 12 month low of $40.15 and a 12 month high of $56.86.

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

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 26th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 19th were paid a dividend of $0.19 per share. This is a boost from Bank Of The Ozarks’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.46%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, January 18th. Bank Of The Ozarks’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 22.69%.

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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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