Analyst Ratings for Bank of The Ozarks Inc. (OZRK)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Bank of The Ozarks Inc. (NASDAQ:OZRK) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Buy was previously issued for OZRK last month.

9 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 6 gave OZRK a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for OZRK by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 60, which equates to a potential upside of 43.75 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 51, implying potential capital losses of 22.18 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.33 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -4.51 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.67 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.77 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 5 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of OZRK's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -7.55 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of OZRK is -1.95.

OZRK has a 52-week high of 56.86 and a 52-week low of 35.11. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 18.88 percent, and below the high by 26.59 percent. OZRK has a P/E ratio of 14.7. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The OZRK value stock report compares OZRK to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.15 billion. OZRK is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.