Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) Earns News Impact Score of 0.11

Press coverage about Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bank of the Ozarks earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.3687089611872 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of analysts have recently issued reports 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 Monday, April 16th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $57.00 price objective on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. Stephens reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Brean Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 target price on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, Barclays assumed coverage on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $60.00 target price for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Bank of the Ozarks currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $54.60.

Shares of NASDAQ:OZRK traded up $0.13 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $46.95. The stock had a trading volume of 687,815 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,196,365. Bank of the Ozarks has a 12 month low of $40.15 and a 12 month high of $53.70. The company has a current ratio of 0.95, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,001.39, a PE ratio of 15.86, a P/E/G ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 1.33.

Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) last released its earnings results on Thursday, April 12th. The financial services provider reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.03. Bank of the Ozarks had a net margin of 40.54% and a return on equity of 11.65%. The business had revenue of $246.48 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $246.11 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.73 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Bank of the Ozarks will post 3.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 20th. Investors of record on Friday, April 13th were paid a $0.195 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, April 12th. This is a boost from Bank of the Ozarks’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. This represents a $0.78 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.66%. Bank of the Ozarks’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 26.35%.

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Bank of the Ozarks Company Profile

Bank of the Ozarks 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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