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Bank of the Ozarks tops 3Q profit forecasts

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $96 million.

The bank, based in Little Rock, Arkansas, said it had earnings of 75 cents per share.

The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 74 cents per share.

Bank of the Ozarks shares have fallen slightly more than 9 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has increased 15 percent in the last 12 months.

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