Is Bank OZK (NASDAQ: OZK) The Best Stock To Invest In?

After Hours

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Stocks Info

Bank OZK is listed on the NASDAQ in the Financial sector while operating in the Banks – Regional industry. The current market capitalization of Bank OZK is $5.02B. A total of 1.53 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.23M shares.

Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, OZK has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 0 BUYs and 0 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 0 shares during that period but sold 0.

Dividend

The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Bank OZK pays an annual dividend of $1.46, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.35%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 7.42. OZK’s most recent ex-dividend date was 1/12/2024 when it declared a $0.38 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 1/23/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 10/20/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 10/12/2023. The OZK stock dividend was $0.37 per share in cash.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for OZK in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $51.60 with high estimates of $62.00 and low estimates of $39.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, OZK has a high of $52.36 and a low of $30.72.

As of this writing, OZK has an earnings estimate of $1.47 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 10 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.52 per share and a lower estimate of $1.34. The company reported an EPS of $1.49 in the last quarter, which was 4.90% higher than expectations of $1.42.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. Its Book Value Per Share was $42.42, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $4.84B.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for OZK is Buy with a score of 3.50.

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