News articles about Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bank of the Ozarks earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.5573778303184 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

Several research firms have recently issued reports on OZRK. BidaskClub upgraded Bank of the Ozarks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 10th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. Stephens set a $48.00 price target on Bank of the Ozarks and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Brean Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 price target on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a research note on Friday, July 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $52.11.

Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ OZRK) traded down 3.58% during trading on Thursday, hitting $40.92. The company had a trading volume of 680,419 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.25 billion, a PE ratio of 14.39 and a beta of 1.52. Bank of the Ozarks has a one year low of $35.53 and a one year high of $56.86. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $45.51 and a 200-day moving average of $49.08.

Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 12th. The financial services provider reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.73. The company had revenue of $237.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $232.85 million. Bank of the Ozarks had a return on equity of 11.75% and a net margin of 46.15%. Bank of the Ozarks’s revenue for the quarter was up 64.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.60 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Bank of the Ozarks will post $2.97 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 21st. Investors of record on Friday, July 14th were issued a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, July 12th. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.76%. This is a boost from Bank of the Ozarks’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.18. Bank of the Ozarks’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 25.35%.

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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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