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Recent Valuation: Bank OZK (NASDAQ: OZK)


Bank OZK is part of the financial services sector and is in the banking industry. The company CEO is George Gleason. Bank of the Ozarks Inc operates in the financial domain of the United States. Its main occupation is that of banking operations, through which it renders real estate loans.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The OZK stock showed a previous change of 4.93% with an open at 29.80 and a close of 30.85. It reached an intraday high of 30.87 and a low of 29.68.

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The stock has a market cap of $4.0b with 128.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 126.3m shares. Trading volume reached 788,112 shares compared to its average volume of 801,696 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Bank OZK shares returned -0.26% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -5.08%. Over three months, it changed -4.62%. In one year it has changed -34.47% and within that year its 52-week high was 50.39 and its 52-week low was 21.02. OZK stock is 46.76% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 31.01 and a 50 day moving average of 31.11. Currently OZK stock is trading -0.53% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 3.24 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 9.52. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.85. The TTM EPS is 3.24, which comes to a TTM PE of 9.52. Historically, the PE high was 36.20 and the PE low was 6.30. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 20.42, which is a decrease of -33.82%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/17/2019): 0.86
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 01/17/2019): 0.89
3rdQtr of 2018 0.58
2ndQtr of 2018 0.89
1stQtr of 2018 0.88

The dividend per share is currently 0.92, which is a dividend yield of 2.98%. Also, the payout ratio is 28.40%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 60.62, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 49.11%.

Indicators to Watch:

The current calculated beta is 1.92.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 11.69%, return on assets is 1.93%, profit margin is 33.57%, price-to-sales is 3.07 and price-to-book is 0.98.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 5  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 6  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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