Okay. I'll keep this indirect. Since you live in Arkansas, maybe you can help me and others who do not live (near) there by providing some information:
What are the top 10 banks in Arkansas? From an OZRK presentation a while back, it was stated that OZRK is #6. The top 4 were named: 1. Regions Bank (10.8%), 2. Bank of America (5.8%), 3. Bancorp South (4.5%), 4. U. S. Bank (2.6%)
If you know #5 and #'s 7-10 (or can take a stab at it) it would be quite helpful. Instead of just looking at and watching for new news on OZRK, I and possible some others here could also keep our eyes on the competition. This could indeed play into OZRK's plans--but one has to know the names of these others first.
Do you know of some URL that lists all the banks in Arkansas? Again, from that presentation referred to above, there are 179 smaller institutions than OZRK.
the other two big banks are privately held and only local investors that live in arkansas can or asked to buy into this stock....that bank is first state bank of arkansas.....i do not know the others.....the only problem with bank of ozark if there is one is that Gleason the owner and ceo is not planning on selling out to the big boys anytime soon.....he likes the control and power very greedy individual....but doesnt seem to have hurt this stock any at all.....
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette publishes a list of all the financial institutions and there financial statistics (Assets, Deposits, Loans, ROA) in side the state of Arknasas by town. However, I do not know the frequency and the last time they published the list was a couple of months ago. Maybe you could contact them directly to get the list. I believe it shows up in the Business and Farm section of the paper.