Stocks under Consideration: Bank OZK (NASDAQ:OZK) & Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN)

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Bank OZK (NASDAQ:OZK)

Bank OZK is a bank which provides financial solutions. It offers financial products and services which consist of savings accounts, personal and business loans, debit and credit cards, letter of credit, certificate of deposits, mortgages, equipment financing, cash management and online banking services. Bank OZK, formerly known as Bank of the Ozarks, is based in NEW YORK.

Bank OZK (NASDAQ:OZK)’s Financial Overview

Bank OZK (NASDAQ) surged 0.73% yesterday to close its trading session at $26.37. The company has 1 year Price Target of $29.33. Bank OZK has 52-Week high of $53.7 and 52-Week Low of $21.02. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 53.70 and 52-Week Low on 21.02. The stock traded with the volume of 1.76 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $3.36 Billion.

Bank OZK (NASDAQ) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.58/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.9/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $-0.32 a share with a surprise factor of -35.6%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 14.39 Percent, SMA50 of 5.64 Percent and SMA200 of -31.49 percent. Bank OZK has P/S value of 3.17 while its P/B value stands at 0.93. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 2 percent, Return on Equity of 12.6 percent and Return on Investment of 17.8 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 0 percent and 76.7 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.5 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 12 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Bank Ozk have a median target of 28.00, with a high estimate of 38.00 and a low estimate of 25.00. The median estimate represents a +6.18% increase from the last price of 26.37.

Bank OZK is expected* to report earnings on 01/17/2019 after market close. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 6 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.83. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.75.

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN)

Nielsen Holdings Plc. provides marketing data collection and analytics services. The company’s operating segment consists of Watch and Buy. Watch segment provides services to media and advertising clients and audience measurement services through television, radio, online and mobile. Buy segment provides consumer packaged goods to manufacturers and retailers. Nielsen Holdings Plc., formerly known as NIELSEN NV, is headquartered in New York.

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN)’s Financial Outlook

The 16 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Nielsen Holdings PLC have a median target of 29.00, with a high estimate of 34.00 and a low estimate of 23.00. The median estimate represents a +12.93% increase from the last price of 25.68.

Nielsen N.V. is estimated to report earnings on 02/14/2019. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 2 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.51. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.71.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Nielsen N.V. has a Consensus Recommendation of 1.59. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 0.27% and closed its last trading session at $25.68. The company has the market capitalization of $9.09 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $39.25 and 52-Week low of $20.53. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 39.25 and 52-Week low on 20.53. The company has volume of 3.96 Million shares. The company has a total of 354.01 Million shares outstanding.

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.27/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.25/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.02. This shows a surprise factor of 8 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 10.07 percent. Beta for Nielsen N.V. stands at 0.93 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.8. The company has Weekly Volatility of 1.98%% and Monthly Volatility of 3.46%%.

Nielsen N.V. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 5.44%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 0.83 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -8.29%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 1.9 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 7.7 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 7.4% with Gross margin of 57.2 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 15.9% and 4.9% respectively.

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