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 a possible profit of 43.75 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 51, implying a possible loss of 22.18 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.33 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -4.51 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.67 percent. 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 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, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. OZRK has a PEG ratio of -1.95.

In the last 52-weeks, OZRK has achieved a high of 56.86 and a 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 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 market cap of OZRK is $6.15 billion. OZRK's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.