Columbus Circle Investors lowered its position in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) by 44.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 112,836 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 91,610 shares during the period. Columbus Circle Investors owned 0.09% of Bank of the Ozarks worth $5,289,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in Bank of the Ozarks by 24,121.9% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,977,483 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $518,930,000 after buying an additional 9,936,291 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its position in Bank of the Ozarks by 18.0% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,813,003 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $250,325,000 after buying an additional 733,913 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Bank of the Ozarks by 6.2% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,871,760 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $513,430,000 after buying an additional 578,206 shares in the last quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP boosted its stake in shares of Bank of the Ozarks by 1,281.6% in the first quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 571,495 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $29,723,000 after buying an additional 530,130 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Bank of the Ozarks during the first quarter worth about $21,750,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.49% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ OZRK) opened at 42.00 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.38 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.77 and a beta of 1.52. Bank of the Ozarks has a 52-week low of $35.53 and a 52-week high of $56.86. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $44.91 and a 200-day moving average of $48.65.

Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 12th. The financial services provider reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.73. Bank of the Ozarks had a net margin of 46.15% and a return on equity of 11.75%. The firm had revenue of $237.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $232.85 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.60 earnings per share. Bank of the Ozarks’s revenue for the quarter was up 64.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Bank of the Ozarks will post $2.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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OZRK has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub cut Bank of the Ozarks from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Stephens set a $64.00 price objective on Bank of the Ozarks and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Brean Capital set a $63.00 price objective on Bank of the Ozarks and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 18th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price objective on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Bank of the Ozarks in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. They set an “overweight” rating and a $54.00 price objective for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Bank of the Ozarks presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $52.11.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK)

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