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Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. Message Board

  • patentwinshortswrong patentwinshortswrong Oct 13, 2009 6:40 PM Flag

    Nice beat various metrics improve

    Massive squeeze tomorrow. Shorts are in the WRONG stock.

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    • I don't know..this may be a bad short stock just b/c of the squeeze potential, but by fundamentals, they've doubled their allowance for bad loans since last year. Isn't that a bad sign?

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      • I wouldn't worry too much about the rising reserve for bad debt levels... pretty much everyone up here (NWA) is feeling the pressure of an extended market downturn and overeager lending in regards to A&D loans... the real concern is what (and how) the banks will 'swim out' of the not-over-yet lending pinch in the area. Who would you want over-seeing your workout loan portfolio??? a seasoned (and well paid) specialist or a run of the mill, limited experienced lender (most likely with no finance degree) making a sub-par wage?? And, yes, those of you who know me... I am talking about wage levels at BOTO. :-)
        (did I mention that Georgie has no degree requirement regarding commercial loan officers? maybe because they cost a little more? - just saying...)

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