UBS Begins Coverage on Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK)

Marco Green
April 15, 2018

Tenor Capital Management who had been investing in Priceline Grp Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $92.94B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.37% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $27.97. U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 37.43% since April 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 47.64% the S&P500. Exane Derivatives grew its holdings in Bank Of The Ozarks by 78.8% during the 4th quarter. The company had a trading volume of 1,558,041 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,256,354. Bank Of The Ozarks who had been investing in Bank Of The Ozarks for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.99 billion market cap company. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.19, for a total value of $835,040.00. The stock underperformed the S&P500 by 17.27%. Vanguard Grp invested 0.02% in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK). Therefore 54% are positive. Bank Of The Ozarks had 19 analyst reports since October 23, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Brean Capital set a $63.00 price target on Bank of the Ozarks and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, January 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) rating on Thursday, December 21. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Bank Of The Ozarks from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Brean Capital maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, June 2 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, November 30 by Brean Capital. The stock rating was maintained by Brean Capital with "Buy" on Thursday, April 5. The stock now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $55.00. Ferris Capital LLC purchased a new stake in Bank Of The Ozarks during the fourth quarter worth approximately $372,000. Handelsbanken Fonder AB increased its position in Bank Of The Ozarks by 28.0% in the fourth quarter.

During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment increased to 1.21. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.22%.

Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK)'s earnings per share has been growing at a 11.2 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as 18.9 percent.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. The financial services provider reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.75. Apg Asset Mgmt Nv has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK). Benjamin F Edwards And holds 0.01% or 2,054 shares in its portfolio. Its up 6.45% from 12,400 shares previously. This is an increase from Bank of the Ozarks's previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. Fiera Cap reported 463,942 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins Ny holds 37,297 shares. Arga Inv Mgmt LP holds 0.4% or 41,850 shares. Blackrock Inc holds 0.02% or 10.31M shares in its portfolio. The ratio has improved, as 32 institutional investors increased or opened new stock positions, while 15 sold and trimmed equity positions in Biodelivery Sciences International Inc. Its up 3.84% from 14.95M shares previously. Fifth Third Bankshares stated it has 14,284 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Nelson Van Denburg And Campbell Wealth Mngmt Gru Limited Liability Corporation reported 1,451 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings.

Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 16th. Its up 0.13, from 1.08 in 2017Q3. 134 funds opened positions while 676 raised stakes. Harbourvest Limited accumulated 3% or 1.48 million shares. Art Limited Liability Corp reported 13,047 shares. State Street invested in 15,273 shares. Somerset Trust reported 85,987 shares. Oppenheimer Co reported 0.21% stake. Toronto Dominion Savings Bank holds 3,158 shares or 0% of its portfolio. On Apr, 14 this chart pattern was posted by The Company, through the Bank, conducts operations through approximately 257 offices, including over 80 offices in Arkansas, approximately 30 in Georgia, over 20 in North Carolina, over 20 in Texas, approximately 44 in Florida, over three in Alabama, approximately two each in SC and NY, and one in California. On Monday, February 5 Brean Capital maintained the shares of OZRK in report with "Buy" rating. Alps reported 0% stake. Washington Bancorporation holds 2.5% or 199,990 shares in its portfolio. Copeland Capital Mngmt stated it has 700,458 shares. Blackrock holds 0% or 301,496 shares in its portfolio. On Friday, February 2 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Overweight". Cutter & Com Brokerage Inc holds 20,717 shares. (NASDAQ:PRTS) to report earnings on May, 9. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will post sales of $1.22 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $1.19 billion to $1.25 billion.

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