American Century Companies Inc. boosted its stake in Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) by 18.5% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 1,305,469 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 203,674 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc.’s holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks were worth $63,250,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of OZRK. Suntrust Banks Inc. lifted its stake in Bank Of The Ozarks by 7.4% in the 2nd quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 5,587 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $261,000 after buying an additional 383 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in Bank Of The Ozarks by 25.3% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 998,592 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $46,806,000 after buying an additional 201,688 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its stake in Bank Of The Ozarks by 2.7% in the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 888,974 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $41,666,000 after buying an additional 23,296 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its stake in Bank Of The Ozarks by 6.3% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 6,091,667 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $285,516,000 after buying an additional 363,391 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in Bank Of The Ozarks in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $830,000. 87.20% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (OZRK) opened at $48.80 on Friday. Bank Of The Ozarks Inc has a 52 week low of $40.15 and a 52 week high of $56.86. The firm has a market capitalization of $6,260.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.61, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.07 and a beta of 1.43. The company has a current ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11.

Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 16th. The financial services provider reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.75. Bank Of The Ozarks had a return on equity of 11.50% and a net margin of 35.53%. The company had revenue of $245.04 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $249.84 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.72 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Bank Of The Ozarks Inc will post 3.7 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 26th. Investors of record on Friday, January 19th were given a $0.19 dividend. This is a positive change from Bank Of The Ozarks’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.56%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, January 18th. Bank Of The Ozarks’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 22.75%.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on OZRK shares. Brean Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research note 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 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 price target on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Finally, Stephens reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $56.00.

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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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