Press coverage about Bank Of The Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bank Of The Ozarks earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.3775681642539 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) Shares Cross Below 200 DMA (nasdaq.com)
- Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (OZRK) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.20 (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (OZRK) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $246.11 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Brean Capital (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of NASDAQ:OZRK traded down $1.76 during trading on Friday, reaching $46.82. The company had a trading volume of 1,079,822 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,019,897. The firm has a market cap of $6,226.98, a P/E ratio of 15.82, a PEG ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 1.33. The company has a current ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11. Bank Of The Ozarks has a fifty-two week low of $40.15 and a fifty-two week high of $53.70.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 13th will be issued a $0.195 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 12th. This represents a $0.78 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.67%. This is a positive change from Bank Of The Ozarks’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. Bank Of The Ozarks’s payout ratio is presently 25.68%.
A number of brokerages have weighed in on OZRK. BidaskClub upgraded Bank Of The Ozarks from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research cut Bank Of The Ozarks from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $56.00 price objective on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Stephens reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Brean Capital reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 price objective on shares of Bank Of The Ozarks in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $55.00.
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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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