Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) Stock Price

Media coverage about Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bank of the Ozarks earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9620169520495 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Bank of the Ozarks from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bank of the Ozarks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, August 28th. BidaskClub raised shares of Bank of the Ozarks from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Stephens set a $48.00 target price on shares of Bank of the Ozarks and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Brean Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Bank of the Ozarks in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Bank of the Ozarks currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $53.14.

Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 12th. The financial services provider reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.73. Bank of the Ozarks had a return on equity of 11.75% and a net margin of 46.15%. The company had revenue of $237.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $232.85 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.60 earnings per share. Bank of the Ozarks’s quarterly revenue was up 64.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

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About Bank of the Ozarks

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc is a state chartered bank that provides retail and commercial banking services. Its deposit services include checking, savings, money market, time deposit and individual retirement accounts. Its loan services include various types of real estate, consumer, commercial, industrial and agricultural loans and various leasing services.

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