Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) Sees Significant Decline in Short Interest

It was reported on Jul, 31 by Wealthsource Partners has an ownership of 8,765 stocks of the financial services provider's shares valued $456,000 after scooping up an extra 150 stocks in the previous period. investment firms and many large funds has an ownership of 85.52% of the firms stock. Bellwether Investment Group LLC now owns 5,162 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $268,000 after buying an additional 22 shares in the last quarter. American Airls Group Inc Com now has $24.72B valuation. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $56.55. About 321,464 shares traded. (NASDAQ:IDCC) has risen 50.23% since July 31, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.07% the S&P500. (OZRK) has a market capitalization of 5.35 Billion which suggests the company is a huge company further suggesting that the shares of Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. During the same period previous year, the company posted $0.60 earnings per share. The financial services provider posted $0.73 EPS for the period, reaching analysts' average forecasts of $0.73.

Since February 13, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $1.73 million activity.

Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) previously announced its periodic earnings reports on early Wed, Jul 12th.

In other Bank of the Ozarks news, Director Peter C. Kenny sold 1,034 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 17th. Stephens maintained the shares of OZRK in report on Wednesday, July 12 with "Buy" rating. Therefore 75% are positive. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Bank of the Ozarks will post $2.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Executives own 6.70% of the firms stock. The stock has "Buy" rating by Stephens on Thursday, June 22. The rating was upgraded by Wood on Monday, May 16 to "Outperform". As per Friday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Stephens.

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On Friday, Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) stock is attractive participant of Wall Street Market. As per Wednesday, August 26, the company rating was upgraded by Sandler O'Neill. Brean Capital has "Buy" rating and $5900 target. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $56.00 price objective on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Wood has "Outperform" rating and $48 target.

The Company owns an Arkansas state chartered subsidiary bank, Bank of the Ozarks (the Bank). Its deposit services include checking, savings, money market, time deposit and individual retirement accounts. It has a 15.69 P/E ratio. Its loan services include various types of real estate, consumer, commercial, industrial and agricultural loans and various leasing services.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in Q4 2016. Its down 1.02, from 2.2 in 2016Q3. First Midwest Bank Trust Division now owns 33,502 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $1,570,000 after buying an additional 143 shares during the last quarter. Volume on the day was 9.11 million shares. Bogle Investment Management LP De invested in 39,800 shares. Bancshares Of America De invested in 593,739 shares or 0.01% of the stock. California State Teachers Retirement System has 182,965 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Wood maintained Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK) rating on Friday, June 24. Allianz Asset Ag owns 250,000 shares or 0.01% of their USA portfolio.

Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK). Dana Invest Advsr Inc has invested 0.13% in Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK). Parametric Portfolio Assoc Ltd Llc reported 0.01% stake. A raise from Bank of the Ozarks's prior periodic dividend of $0.18. this indicates a $0.72 dividend on a yearly basis and a payout of 1.72%. Eaton Vance invested in 0.03% or 200,470 shares. (NASDAQ:IDCC). Blackrock Invest Ltd Liability has 0.02% invested in InterDigital, Inc. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Therefore 57% are positive. Xylem had 43 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. If the market is performing well and the stock is over-valued, OZRK might be a good investment at this point but if the market is dropping down, you might not consider buying the stock. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of XYL in report on Thursday, September 3 with "Outperform" rating. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wed, Jul 12th. The company was downgraded on Monday, September 26 by B. Riley & Co. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of AAL in report on Thursday, May 25 with "Buy" rating. The rating was upgraded by Piper Jaffray on Friday, May 6 to "Overweight". 41 funds opened positions while 71 raised stakes. 152.74 million shares or 1.30% more from 150.78 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Jcsd Ltd Co invested in 2.53% or 55,000 shares. Blair William And Il holds 4,038 shares. Reilly Fincl Advsrs Lc holds 0.01% or 600 shares in its portfolio. RBC Capital Markets maintained Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) on Monday, July 10 with "Hold" rating. Hm Payson Company owns 27,300 shares. Moreover, Old Mutual Global Invsts (Uk) has 0.05% invested in Xylem Inc (NYSE:XYL). California Employees Retirement, California-based fund reported 225,700 shares. The stock increased 0.16% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $83.16. Shares for $1.33 million were sold by ESPELAND CURTIS E. BOLDEA LUCIAN had sold 821 shares worth $65,746. Amalgamated National Bank & Trust reported 12,231 shares. It also reduced Houghton Mifflin Hancourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC) stake by 67,575 shares and now owns 2.24 million shares.

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