Brean Capital Reaffirms Buy Rating for Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK)

Marco Green
April 17, 2018

JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its stake in Bank Of The Ozarks by 11.6% during the third quarter. The institutional investor held 72,297 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.39 million, down from 87,887 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The classification of companies into different caps also allows investors to gauge the growth versus risk potential.

The stock decreased 1.83% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $21.48. About 17.11 million shares traded. Charter Financial Corporation (CHFN) has risen 6.01% since April 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.88% the S&P500.

Sirios Capital Management LP decreased Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK) stake by 36.87% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Dean Investment Associates Llc bought 17,605 shares as the company's stock declined 11.05% with the market. Colony Group Llc who had been investing in Bank Of The Ozarks for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.97 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.93% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $46.36. About 174,938 shares traded. Over the past twelve months, Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK)'s stock was -4.31%. It has underperformed by 17.27% the S&P500. The rating was reinitiated by PiperJaffray on Thursday, October 5 with "Overweight". This simplified numeric scale spans the range of one to five which translates brokerage firm Buy/Sell/Hold recommendations into an average broker rating. In Friday, April 13 report Brean Capital maintained the stock with "Buy" rating. On Wednesday, January 3 the firm earned "Hold" rating by SunTrust. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 14 by Morgan Stanley. The business is expected to report its next earnings report on Tuesday, April 10th. They expect $0.85 earnings per share, up 16.44% or $0.12 from last year's $0.73 per share. (NASDAQ:KTWO) is -0.18. This EPS estimate consists of 4 Wall Street analysts taken into consideration by Zacks Research. The financial services provider reported $0.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.03.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 0.73 in 2017Q3.

Investors might be paying attention to what Wall Street analysts think about shares of K2M Group Holdings, Inc. 138 funds opened positions while 466 raised stakes. The institutional investor held 160,036 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $8.47M, up from 142,431 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Deroy Devereaux Private Invest Counsel reported 27,850 shares. Reliance Tru Of Delaware stated it has 6,481 shares.

Watching some recent stock price activity for K2M Group Holdings, Inc. Drw Secs Lc holds 57,168 shares or 0.32% of its portfolio. The investment managers in our database now hold: 9.70 million shares, up from 9.60 million shares in 2017Q3. 328,508 were reported by Foyston Gordon Payne. (NYSE:VZ). Greenleaf holds 0.03% or 28,637 shares in its portfolio. Griffin Asset accumulated 1.9% or 175,763 shares. Art Limited Co holds 13,047 shs or 0.03% of its capital.

Big Money Sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q4 2017. This represents a $0.78 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.68%. The ratio is positive due to OZRK positioning: 17 sold and 109 reduced. 48 funds amassed stakes and 104 increased stakes. Funds hold 104.65 million shares thus 0.47% more from 2017Q3's 104.17 million shares. The France-based Exane Derivatives has invested 0.04% in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK). Alpine Woods Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 47,000 shares. Brean Capital reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $65.00 price target on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Brinker Cap has invested 0.03% in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK). Shaker Investments Ltd Liability Company Oh owns 75,660 shares. Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag holds 553,073 shs. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado owns 22,116 shares.

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc is a state chartered bank that provides retail and commercial banking services. Eqis Incorporated reported 11,544 shs. 94,551 are owned by Boston Ptnrs. Columbia Partners L L C Investment Mngmt invested in 0.66% or 103,497 shares. Meridian Management Co. acquired a new position in Bank Of The Ozarks during the 4th quarter valued at about $201,000. Brean Capital reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Therefore 54% are positive. Bank of the Ozarks had 42 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, February 26 with "Hold".

Earnings per Share Details of Bank of the Ozarks: The EPS of OZRK is strolling at 3.73, measuring its EPS growth this year at 45.4%. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of OZRK in report on Thursday, April 12 with "Hold" rating. (NYSE:VZ) earned "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, July 7.

Among 13 analysts covering Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Brean Capital Reaffirms Buy Rating for Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK)" was published by The Lincolnian Online and is the property of of The Lincolnian Online. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, April 5 by Brean Capital. The company rating was maintained by Stephens on Tuesday, January 16. Bank Of The Ozarks had a net margin of 35.19% and a return on equity of 12.55%. Basically, the P/E ratio tells potential shareholders how much they have to pay for every $1 of earnings.

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