Media stories about Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bank of the Ozarks earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.5974017755569 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ OZRK) traded down $0.55 on Friday, reaching $47.67. The company had a trading volume of 1,419,690 shares, compared to its average volume of 771,886. The firm has a market capitalization of $6,229.21, a P/E ratio of 16.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.36 and a beta of 1.49. 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 0.07, a current ratio of 0.93 and a quick ratio of 0.99.

Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 11th. The financial services provider reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $242.47 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $243.67 million. Bank of the Ozarks had a return on equity of 11.85% and a net margin of 65.67%. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.66 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Bank of the Ozarks will post 2.95 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Raymond James Financial lowered their price target on Bank of the Ozarks from $59.00 to $57.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised Bank of the Ozarks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. ValuEngine downgraded Bank of the Ozarks from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $50.00 price target on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Brean Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a report on Monday, October 23rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Bank of the Ozarks presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $54.14.

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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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