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OZRK

Bank of the Ozarks

$41.36

0.77 (1.90%)

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Bank of the Ozarks sees rising costs as headwind to improving efficiency ratio

Bank of the Ozarks management said on the company's Q3 earnings call that "traditionally [the bank has] been among the most efficient Bank Holding Companies in the US. After recording a 35.5% efficiency ratio for the first six months of 2016, our efficiency ratio increased 38.1% in the quarter just ended." The company noted that it hopes to achieve an improving efficiency ratio over the next several years and ultimately a sub 30% efficiency ratio, but added that expanding its "human and physical infrastructure" to serve low to moderate income and majority/minority markets and customer segments will be a "headwind" in its efforts to improve its efficiency ratio. The company added: "However, we believe our excellent organic growth will generate sufficient additional revenue for us to achieve our longer term efficiency ratio goal. Our guidance regarding an improvement efficiency ratio in future years does not consider the potential impact of any future acquisitions."

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OZRK Bank of the Ozarks
$41.36

0.77 (1.90%)

05/13/16
KBWI
05/13/16
UPGRADE
Target $48
KBWI
Outperform
Bank of the Ozarks upgraded to Outperform at Keefe Bruyette
Keefe Bruyette analyst Catherine Mealor upgraded Bank of the Ozarks to Outperform from Market Perform with a $48 price target. Regulatory approvals for the Community & Southern Bank and C1 Bank mergers will serve as a catalyst for the shares, Mealor tells investors in an intraday research note. The stock is down 36c to $36.13 in afternoon trading.
06/03/16
PIPR
06/03/16
NO CHANGE
Target $46
PIPR
Overweight
Ozarks debt issue likely after Kroll ratings, says Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Peyton Green points out that Bank of the Ozarks received Kroll bond ratings on June 1 at the parent and bank subsidiary for subordinated debt and other liabilities. This likely precedes a subordinated debt issue, which could be in the $250M-$300M range, Green tells investors in a research note. A debt offering would indicate that Ozarks' growth "will remain robust," the analyst contends. He keeps an Overweight rating on the shares with a $46 price target.
06/23/16
WELS
06/23/16
INITIATION
WELS
Market Perform
Bank of the Ozarks initiated with a Market Perform at Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Timur Braziler initiated Bank of the Ozarks with a Market Perform and $41-$43 valuation range. The analyst said renewed focus on commercial real estate concentration limits, coupled with the potential for a turn in the credit cycle, keeps him on the sidelines.
09/16/16
RAFF
09/16/16
INITIATION
Target $46
RAFF
Buy
Bank of the Ozarks initiated with a Buy at Rafferty Capital (earlier)
Rafferty Capital analyst Satyam Arora initiated earlier shares of Bank of the Ozarks with a Buy rating and $46 price target.

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