Hood River Capital Management Has Lowered Its Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK) Position; CONNECTURE (CNXR) Shorts Decreased By 80.45%

December 12, 2017 - By Maria Brooks

Hood River Capital Management Llc decreased Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK) stake by 50.76% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Hood River Capital Management Llc sold 196,269 shares as Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK)’s stock declined 14.66%. The Hood River Capital Management Llc holds 190,409 shares with $8.92M value, down from 386,678 last quarter. Bank Of The Ozarks now has $5.98B valuation. The stock increased 0.85% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $46.29. About 829,604 shares traded. Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) has risen 26.77% since December 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.07% the S&P500.

CONNECTURE INCORPORATED (OTCMKTS:CNXR) had a decrease of 80.45% in short interest. CNXR’s SI was 23,700 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 80.45% from 121,200 shares previously. With 415,800 avg volume, 0 days are for CONNECTURE INCORPORATED (OTCMKTS:CNXR)’s short sellers to cover CNXR’s short positions. The SI to CONNECTURE INCORPORATED’s float is 0.25%. The stock decreased 7.14% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $0.13. About 18,763 shares traded. Connecture, Inc. (OTCMKTS:CNXR) has declined 37.31% since December 12, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 54.01% the S&P500.

Connecture, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a Web consumer shopping, enrollment, and retention platform for health insurance distribution in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.99 million. The firm offers personalized health insurance shopping solutions, which recommend various insurance plans based on an individual's preference, health status, preferred provider, medication, and expected out-of-pocket cost. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s clients include payers, brokers, government agencies, and Web insurance marketplace operators who distribute health and ancillary insurance.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.23, from 1.31 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 37 investors sold OZRK shares while 93 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 121 raised stakes. 106.85 million shares or 1.30% more from 105.48 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Moreover, First Republic Mngmt has 0% invested in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) for 7,049 shares. Us Savings Bank De holds 0% of its portfolio in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) for 15,819 shares. The Florida-based Raymond James Na has invested 0.04% in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK). Ameritas Inc owns 36,339 shares. Columbus Circle has 0.09% invested in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK). Dimensional Fund LP reported 0.02% in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK). Ubs Asset Management Americas invested 0% of its portfolio in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK). Pnc Fincl Service Gru has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK). Verition Fund Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK). Soros Fund Ltd has invested 0.01% in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK). Salem Counselors accumulated 0% or 1 shares. Envestnet Asset Management holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) for 50,605 shares. Cornerstone Advisors stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK). Susquehanna Int Group Llp invested in 312,565 shares. Arizona State Retirement Sys owns 51,200 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio.

Hood River Capital Management Llc increased Amn Healthcare Services Inc (NYSE:AHS) stake by 9,991 shares to 435,680 valued at $17.01 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Nanometrics Inc (NASDAQ:NANO) stake by 370,127 shares and now owns 880,612 shares. Airgain Inc was raised too.

Among 10 analysts covering Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Bank of the Ozarks had 26 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, October 12. Stephens maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, July 12 report. The rating was reinitiated by PiperJaffray with “Overweight” on Thursday, October 5. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, May 16 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Tuesday, August 25. Brean Capital maintained Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) on Monday, October 30 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 22 by Stephens. Brean Capital maintained the shares of OZRK in report on Friday, June 2 with “Buy” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of OZRK in report on Wednesday, July 5 with “Buy” rating. Wood maintained Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) rating on Friday, June 24. Wood has “Outperform” rating and $46 target.

Analysts await Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) to report earnings on January, 16. They expect $0.75 earnings per share, up 4.17% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.72 per share. OZRK’s profit will be $96.89M for 15.43 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.75 actual earnings per share reported by Bank of the Ozarks for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

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