Arizona State Retirement System Boosted Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK) Position; Armstrong World Industries Has 1.12 Sentiment

December 20, 2017 - By Migdalia James

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. designs, makes, and sells ceiling systems for use primarily in the construction and renovation of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings worldwide. The company has market cap of $3.16 billion. The firm produces suspended fiber and metal ceiling systems, and complementary ceiling products, as well as acoustical ceiling, wall, and structural solutions; and sells suspension system products. It has a 21.83 P/E ratio. It sells its commercial ceiling materials and accessories to resale distributors and ceiling system contractors; and residential ceiling products to wholesalers and retailers, including large home centers.

Arizona State Retirement System increased Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK) stake by 35.09% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Arizona State Retirement System acquired 13,300 shares as Bank Of The Ozarks (OZRK)’s stock declined 14.66%. The Arizona State Retirement System holds 51,200 shares with $2.40 million value, up from 37,900 last quarter. Bank Of The Ozarks now has $6.25B valuation. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $48.4. About 1.26 million shares traded or 34.98% up from the average. Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) has risen 26.77% since December 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.07% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.23, from 1.31 in 2017Q1. It dropped, 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. Geode Capital Management Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 1.00 million shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Millennium Management Limited Liability, New York-based fund reported 296,629 shares. Moreover, Eqis Management has 0.03% invested in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK). 3.14M are held by Principal Fincl Gp. Keybank Natl Association Oh invested 0% in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK). Agf Investments holds 0.18% in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) or 344,163 shares. Amer International Grp Inc reported 248,285 shares. Fortaleza Asset Mngmt accumulated 12,825 shares. State Street Corp holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) for 6.09 million shares. American Bankshares holds 200 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Blair William And Communication Il stated it has 0.12% in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK). Dupont Capital Mgmt Corp has invested 0.04% in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK). Oppenheimer Com accumulated 52,825 shares. Monroe Bancorp And Trust Mi stated it has 0.19% of its portfolio in Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK). State Treasurer State Of Michigan invested in 0.02% or 50,100 shares.

Arizona State Retirement System decreased Realty Income Corp (NYSE:O) stake by 6,700 shares to 121,200 valued at $6.69M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Southern Co/The (NYSE:SO) stake by 54,192 shares and now owns 415,176 shares. Tjx Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) was reduced 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 27 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) earned “Outperform” rating by Wood on Monday, May 16. PiperJaffray reinitiated the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, October 5 report. Stephens maintained Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) rating on Friday, July 28. Stephens has “Hold” rating and $4800 target. As per Tuesday, August 25, the company rating was upgraded by Raymond James. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 2 by Brean Capital. The company was initiated on Wednesday, November 30 by Brean Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, September 11 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was maintained by Brean Capital with “Buy” on Friday, June 2. Wood maintained Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) rating on Friday, June 24. Wood has “Outperform” rating and $46 target. The stock of Bank of the Ozarks (NASDAQ:OZRK) has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, December 14 by Morgan Stanley.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Armstrong World Industries’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Armstrong World Industries, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. AWI was included in 2 notes of analysts from November 1, 2016. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) on Thursday, January 5 to “Sector Weight” rating. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Tuesday, November 1 by RBC Capital Markets.

Analysts await Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) to report earnings on February, 26. They expect $0.70 EPS, up 55.56% or $0.25 from last year’s $0.45 per share. AWI’s profit will be $37.02M for 21.30 P/E if the $0.70 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.86 actual EPS reported by Armstrong World Industries, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -18.60% negative EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.25% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $59.65. About 445,093 shares traded. Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) has risen 6.90% since December 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.80% the S&P500.

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