Bank OZK (NASDAQ:OZK) has a beta value of 2.02 and has seen 1,610,080 shares traded in the last trading session. The company, currently valued at $2.97 Billion, closed the last trade at $23 per share which meant it gained $0.4 on the day or 1.91% during that session. The OZK stock price is -38.09% off its 52-week high price of $31.76 and 38.26% above the 52-week low of $14.2. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 1.16 Million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 1.46 Million shares.

The consensus among analysts is that Bank OZK (OZK) is a Hold stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 2.6. None of the analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while 1 rate it as Overweight. 7 out of 10 have rated it as a Hold, with 2 advising it as a Buy. None have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is $0.34.

Bank OZK (NASDAQ:OZK) trade information

Sporting 1.91% in the green today, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Wednesday, Jul 01 when the OZK stock price touched $23.75- or saw a rise of 3.16%. Year-to-date, Bank OZK shares have moved -24.6%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change -2.17%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of Bank OZK (NASDAQ:OZK) have changed -0.65%. Short interest in the company has seen 10.82 Million shares shorted with days to cover at 7.41.

Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $25, which means that the shares’ value could jump 8.7% from current levels. The projected low price target is $19 while the price target rests at a high of $28. In that case, then, we find that the current price level is +21.74% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose -17.39% from current levels.

Bank OZK (OZK) estimates and forecasts

Figures show that Bank OZK shares have underperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have lost -25.32% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of -52.73%, compared to -25.2% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, lowered its growth outlook for the 2020 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are -60.5% and -29.6% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be -4.9%.

If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was +20.8% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2020 is a modest -13.6% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 12%.

OZK Dividends

Bank OZK is expected to release its next earnings report between July 16 and July 20 this year, and investors are excited at the prospect of better dividends despite the company’s debt issue. The forward dividend is 1.08 at a share yield of 4.79%. The company’s dividend yield has gone up over the past 12 months, with a 5 Year Average Dividend Yield of 2.15%.