Bank Ozk (NASDAQ:OZK)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Brean Capital in a research report issued on Monday.

OZK has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Bank Ozk from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, January 21st. Wells Fargo & Co lowered their target price on Bank Ozk from $40.00 to $33.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, October 22nd. SunTrust Banks increased their target price on Bank Ozk to $35.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 22nd. UBS Group raised Bank Ozk from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $36.00 to $27.00 in a report on Wednesday, October 24th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies downgraded Bank Ozk from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $52.00 to $31.00 in a report on Tuesday, December 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $31.82.

Shares of NASDAQ:OZK traded up $0.21 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $31.25. 297,797 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,722,932. The company has a market cap of $3.99 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.65, a PEG ratio of 0.75 and a beta of 1.88. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.95. Bank Ozk has a one year low of $21.02 and a one year high of $53.70.

Bank Ozk (NASDAQ:OZK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 17th. The company reported $0.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.83 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $255.94 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $246.08 million. Bank Ozk had a return on equity of 11.45% and a net margin of 34.51%. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Bank Ozk will post 3.46 earnings per share for the current year.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Parallel Advisors LLC purchased a new position in Bank Ozk during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $30,000. Financial Architects Inc grew its holdings in Bank Ozk by 250.0% during the 4th quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 1,400 shares of the company’s stock valued at $32,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC grew its holdings in Bank Ozk by 40.4% during the 4th quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 1,572 shares of the company’s stock valued at $36,000 after buying an additional 452 shares in the last quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund grew its holdings in Bank Ozk by 2,183.0% during the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 1,097,758 shares of the company’s stock valued at $48,000 after buying an additional 1,049,674 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Toronto Dominion Bank grew its holdings in Bank Ozk by 87.5% during the 4th quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 3,619 shares of the company’s stock valued at $82,000 after buying an additional 1,689 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.53% of the company’s stock.

Bank Ozk Company Profile

Bank OZK provides a range of retail and commercial banking services to businesses, individuals, and non-profit and governmental entities. The company accepts non-interest bearing checking, interest bearing transaction, business sweep, savings, money market, individual retirement, and other accounts, as well as time deposits.

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