Cetera Advisor Networks LLC lessened its holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) by 34.9% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 5,172 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 2,775 shares during the quarter. Cetera Advisor Networks LLC’s holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks were worth $247,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in OZRK. Sterling Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks by 48.1% during the third quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC now owns 53,665 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,579,000 after buying an additional 17,420 shares during the last quarter. First Heartland Consultants Inc. increased its holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks by 19.3% during the third quarter. First Heartland Consultants Inc. now owns 8,724 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $419,000 after buying an additional 1,413 shares during the last quarter. Colony Group LLC increased its holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks by 12.3% during the third quarter. Colony Group LLC now owns 46,502 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,234,000 after buying an additional 5,103 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks by 7.4% during the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 240,038 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $11,534,000 after buying an additional 16,638 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC increased its holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks by 62.2% during the third quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 41,442 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,991,000 after buying an additional 15,894 shares during the last quarter. 86.28% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bank Of The Ozarks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Morgan Stanley restated an “overweight” rating and set a $54.00 target price on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a report on Thursday. Raymond James Financial lowered their target price on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks from $59.00 to $57.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Brean Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and set a $50.00 target price on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a report on Thursday, October 12th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Bank Of The Ozarks currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $54.14.

Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (OZRK) opened at $47.74 on Friday. Bank Of The Ozarks Inc has a fifty-two week low of $40.15 and a fifty-two week high of $56.86. The company has a market cap of $6,008.31, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.87, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.31 and a beta of 1.49. 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 released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 11th. The financial services provider reported $0.75 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.01. Bank Of The Ozarks had a net margin of 65.67% and a return on equity of 11.85%. The firm had revenue of $242.47 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $243.67 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.66 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Bank Of The Ozarks Inc will post 2.95 EPS for the current year.

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Bank Of The Ozarks 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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