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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for OZRK. The most optimistic price target was 60, which equates to a potential upside of 43.75 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 51, implying potential capital losses of 22.18 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.33 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -2.77 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' 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.

OZRK has an estimated earnings growth rate of -7.55 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of OZRK is -1.95.

In the trailing 52-weeks, OZRK hit 56.86 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 35.11. Currently the stock is 18.88 percent higher than its low, and 26.59 percent lower than its 52-week high. OZRK has a price/earnings 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.