Analysts predict that Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) will post $0.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have provided estimates for Bank Of The Ozarks’ earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.86 and the highest is $0.92. Bank Of The Ozarks reported earnings per share of $0.73 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 21.9%. The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 11th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Bank Of The Ozarks will report full-year earnings of $3.67 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.58 to $3.77. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $4.32 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.28 to $4.40. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that follow Bank Of The Ozarks.

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Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, April 12th. The financial services provider reported $0.88 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $246.48 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $246.11 million. Bank Of The Ozarks had a net margin of 40.54% and a return on equity of 11.65%. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.73 EPS.

Several research firms have issued reports on OZRK. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bank Of The Ozarks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. Brean Capital set a $64.00 price target on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday. Barclays decreased their price target on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks from $60.00 to $57.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Bank Of The Ozarks from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 23rd. Finally, UBS began coverage on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research report on Thursday, March 22nd. They issued a “sell” rating and a $45.00 price target on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Bank Of The Ozarks currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $54.60.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of OZRK. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. boosted its position in shares of Bank Of The Ozarks by 115.2% during the 4th quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 3,459 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $167,000 after acquiring an additional 1,852 shares in the last quarter. Meridian Management Co. acquired a new stake in shares of Bank Of The Ozarks during the 4th quarter valued at about $201,000. Exane Derivatives boosted its position in shares of Bank Of The Ozarks by 78.8% during the 4th quarter. Exane Derivatives now owns 4,486 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $217,000 after acquiring an additional 1,977 shares in the last quarter. Palouse Capital Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Bank Of The Ozarks during the 4th quarter valued at about $242,000. Finally, Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc acquired a new stake in shares of Bank Of The Ozarks during the 4th quarter valued at about $242,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.68% of the company’s stock.

NASDAQ OZRK opened at $46.31 on Tuesday. 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 firm has a market capitalization of $5,942.42, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.65, a P/E/G ratio of 1.05 and a beta of 1.33. Bank Of The Ozarks has a 52-week low of $40.15 and a 52-week high of $53.70.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 13th will be given a dividend of $0.195 per share. This is a positive change from Bank Of The Ozarks’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. This represents a $0.78 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 12th. Bank Of The Ozarks’s payout ratio is 26.35%.

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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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