Oshkosh (OSK) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

Media headlines about Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Oshkosh earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 44.8895820761424 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several analysts have commented on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 price objective on shares of Oshkosh in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Jefferies Group boosted their price target on shares of Oshkosh from $95.00 to $105.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. J P Morgan Chase & Co boosted their price target on shares of Oshkosh from $80.00 to $88.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $97.00 price target on shares of Oshkosh in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, KeyCorp reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $100.00 price target (up previously from $90.00) on shares of Oshkosh in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Oshkosh presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $92.85.

Shares of Oshkosh (NYSE OSK) traded down $1.66 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $87.91. 740,659 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 684,963. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,610.00, a PE ratio of 21.72, a P/E/G ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 1.84. Oshkosh has a 12 month low of $61.74 and a 12 month high of $94.16. The company has a current ratio of 1.81, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35.

Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $1.38 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.36. The company had revenue of $1.96 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.90 billion. Oshkosh had a net margin of 4.18% and a return on equity of 15.14%. Oshkosh’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.05 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Oshkosh will post 4.55 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 16th were paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 15th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.09%. This is a boost from Oshkosh’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. Oshkosh’s payout ratio is currently 25.46%.

In related news, insider Wilson R. Jones sold 40,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.14, for a total transaction of $3,405,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 159,859 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $13,610,395.26. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Bradley M. Nelson sold 7,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.86, for a total transaction of $628,950.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 18,908 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,585,624.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 115,153 shares of company stock valued at $9,953,433. 2.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Oshkosh

Oshkosh Corporation is a manufacturer and marketer of access equipment, specialty vehicles and truck bodies for the primary markets of defense, concrete placement, refuse hauling, access equipment, and fire and emergency. The company’s brands include Oshkosh, JLG, Pierce, McNeilus, IMT, Frontline, Jerr-Dan, CON-E-CO and London.

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