Bank Ozk (NASDAQ:OZK) and International Bancshares (NASDAQ:IBOC) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and valuation.
Volatility and Risk
Bank Ozk has a beta of 1.89, meaning that its stock price is 89% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, International Bancshares has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Bank Ozk and International Bancshares, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
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Bank Ozk presently has a consensus price target of $33.67, indicating a potential upside of 14.12%. Given Bank Ozk’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Bank Ozk is more favorable than International Bancshares.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
82.2% of Bank Ozk shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.8% of International Bancshares shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of Bank Ozk shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of International Bancshares shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large…