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Bank OZK: The 6.4% Preferred Shares Are Now Too Cheap To Ignore

May 02, 2022 10:00 AM ETBank OZK (OZK), OZKAP57 Comments


  • Bank OZK is an Arkansas-based bank with an excellent history of below-average loan losses.
  • The bank's share price has lost about 25% since January, making the stock increasingly appealing.
  • However, I am focusing on the preferred shares whose share price has been sliding by the same percentage.
  • This boosted the (non-cumulative) preferred dividend yield to 6.4% and I like the risk/reward ratio here.
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Some of the larger regional banks offer good value and Bank OZK (NASDAQ:OZK) is one of the more reputable banks in that segment. The current market capitalization of Bank OZK is just around $5B as the share price has lost

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