Media coverage about Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Douglas Dynamics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.2311122147121 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Head-To-Head Survey: Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) vs. The Competition (americanbankingnews.com)
- Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) versus Its Competitors Head to Head Comparison (americanbankingnews.com)
- Head-To-Head Comparison: Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) and The Competition (americanbankingnews.com)
- Douglas Dynamics, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : PLOW-US : December 4, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) and Its Peers Head-To-Head Contrast (americanbankingnews.com)
Several equities research analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Douglas Dynamics from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Douglas Dynamics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Douglas Dynamics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $40.00.
Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW) opened at $38.55 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $877.66, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.99, a PEG ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35, a quick ratio of 1.76 and a current ratio of 2.97. Douglas Dynamics has a one year low of $28.55 and a one year high of $42.60.
Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The auto parts company reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.45 by ($0.05). The firm had revenue of $125.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $133.53 million. Douglas Dynamics had a return on equity of 13.98% and a net margin of 6.59%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.32 EPS. research analysts forecast that Douglas Dynamics will post 1.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other news, CFO Sarah C. Lauber bought 1,250 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 14th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $36.04 per share, with a total value of $45,050.00. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now owns 1,250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $45,050. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 3.20% of the company’s stock.
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About Douglas Dynamics
Douglas Dynamics, Inc is a manufacturer and up-fitter of commercial vehicle attachments and equipment. The Company’s portfolio includes snow and ice management attachments sold under the BLIZZARD, FISHER, HENDERSON, SNOWEX and WESTERN brands, turf care equipment under the TURFEX brand and industrial maintenance equipment under the SWEEPEX brand.
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