Mawer Investment Management Ltd. boosted its stake in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) by 2.2% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 267,530 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,650 shares during the period. Mawer Investment Management Ltd. owned about 0.21% of Bank of the Ozarks worth $12,855,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of OZRK. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in Bank of the Ozarks by 8.6% during 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 during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in Bank of the Ozarks by 4.8% during 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 during the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its position in Bank of the Ozarks by 6.3% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 6,091,667 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $285,516,000 after acquiring an additional 363,391 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its position in Bank of the Ozarks by 4.1% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 5,010,828 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $234,858,000 after acquiring an additional 197,825 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in Bank of the Ozarks by 23.3% during the third quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 3,870,471 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $185,976,000 after acquiring an additional 731,591 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 86.32% of the company’s stock.

OZRK has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $55.00 price target on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bank of the Ozarks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 28th. Brean Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. ValuEngine cut shares of Bank of the Ozarks from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Bank of the Ozarks from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. One 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. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $54.13.

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Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ OZRK) traded down $0.07 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $44.45. 940,800 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,220,296. The company has a market cap of $5,751.24, a PE ratio of 15.19, a PEG ratio of 1.25 and a beta of 1.50. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07. Bank of the Ozarks has a one year low of $40.15 and a one year high of $56.86.

Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 11th. The financial services provider reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $242.47 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $243.67 million. Bank of the Ozarks had a net margin of 65.67% and a return on equity of 11.85%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.66 EPS. research analysts forecast that Bank of the Ozarks will post 2.96 EPS for the current year.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK)

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