News headlines about Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, 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 gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0192975000626 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) traded up $1.75 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $51.31. The stock had a trading volume of 973,553 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,479,321. Bank Of The Ozarks has a 1 year low of $40.15 and a 1 year high of $56.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a current ratio of 0.92. The company has a market cap of $6,520.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.76, a PEG ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 1.43.

Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 16th. The financial services provider reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.75. Bank Of The Ozarks had a return on equity of 11.50% and a net margin of 35.53%. The firm had revenue of $245.04 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $249.84 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.72 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Bank Of The Ozarks 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. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 19th were paid a $0.19 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, January 18th. This is an increase from Bank Of The Ozarks’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.48%. Bank Of The Ozarks’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 20.38%.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on OZRK. Zacks Investment Research raised Bank Of The Ozarks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Morgan Stanley reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $54.00 price objective on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Barclays began coverage on Bank Of The Ozarks in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $60.00 price objective for the company. Brean Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 price objective on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $56.00 price objective on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $56.00.

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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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