Skylands Capital LLC lifted its holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) by 18.8% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 74,350 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 11,750 shares during the period. Skylands Capital LLC’s holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks were worth $3,602,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in OZRK. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Bank Of The Ozarks by 93.2% in the third quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. now owns 3,785,464 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $181,892,000 after purchasing an additional 1,826,476 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. grew 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 purchasing an additional 852,398 shares in the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks by 23.3% during the 3rd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 3,870,471 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $185,976,000 after acquiring an additional 731,591 shares in the last quarter. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks by 135.8% during the 3rd quarter. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC now owns 974,224 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $46,812,000 after acquiring an additional 561,118 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks by 4.8% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 10,457,898 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $490,162,000 after acquiring an additional 480,415 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.21% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have commented on OZRK. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bank Of The Ozarks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $54.00 price target on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Barclays began coverage on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. They set an “overweight” rating and a $60.00 price target for the company. Raymond James Financial lowered their price target on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks from $59.00 to $57.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Brean Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Bank Of The Ozarks has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $55.56.

Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (OZRK) opened at $52.23 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12. Bank Of The Ozarks Inc has a twelve month low of $40.15 and a twelve month high of $56.86. The company has a market cap of $6,725.60, a P/E ratio of 17.83, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 1.49.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 26th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 19th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.46%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 18th. This is an increase from Bank Of The Ozarks’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. Bank Of The Ozarks’s payout ratio is currently 25.26%.

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Bank Of The Ozarks 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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