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, implying potential capital gains of 43.75 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 51, which equates to a potential downside of 22.18 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.33 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -4.51 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.67 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -2.77 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 5 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of OZRK's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -7.55 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of OZRK is -1.95.

OZRK has traded between a high of 56.86 and a low of 35.11 over the past year. Today's price is 18.88 percent above the 52-week low, and 26.59 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 market cap of OZRK is $6.15 billion. OZRK will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.