Brokerages expect Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) to report earnings of $0.75 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have issued estimates for Bank of the Ozarks’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.74 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.76. Bank of the Ozarks posted earnings per share of $0.72 during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 4.2%. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Tuesday, January 16th.

On average, analysts expect that Bank of the Ozarks will report full-year earnings of $2.96 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.94 to $2.99. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of $3.33 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.25 to $3.45. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that follow Bank of the Ozarks.

Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 11th. The financial services provider reported $0.75 EPS for the quarter, topping 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 analyst estimates of $243.67 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.66 EPS.

OZRK has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Brean Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bank of the Ozarks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. ValuEngine lowered shares of Bank of the Ozarks from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Stephens set a $48.00 price target on shares of Bank of the Ozarks and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a “hold” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $54.13.

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Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of OZRK. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Bank of the Ozarks by 144.6% in the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 3,138,880 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $147,117,000 after acquiring an additional 1,855,697 shares in the last quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Bank of the Ozarks by 102.3% in the second quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. now owns 1,958,988 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $91,818,000 after acquiring an additional 990,815 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Bank of the Ozarks by 8.6% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 10,724,158 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $502,641,000 after acquiring an additional 852,398 shares in the last quarter. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Bank of the Ozarks by 135.8% in the third quarter. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC now owns 974,224 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $46,812,000 after acquiring an additional 561,118 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Bank of the Ozarks by 4.8% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 10,457,898 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $490,162,000 after acquiring an additional 480,415 shares in the last quarter. 87.84% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) traded down $0.02 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $43.06. 733,600 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 754,796. Bank of the Ozarks has a 12-month low of $40.15 and a 12-month high of $56.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07, a current ratio of 0.93 and a quick ratio of 0.99. The firm has a market cap of $5,562.63, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.70, a P/E/G ratio of 1.21 and a beta of 1.50.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 13th were given a dividend of $0.185 per share. This is an increase from Bank of the Ozarks’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.18. This represents a $0.74 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, October 12th. Bank of the Ozarks’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 25.26%.

Bank of the Ozarks Company 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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