Headlines about Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Douglas Dynamics earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the auto parts company an impact score of 46.122857234105 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW) opened at $38.00 on Friday. Douglas Dynamics has a 12 month low of $28.55 and a 12 month high of $43.00. The firm has a market cap of $849.42, a PE ratio of 28.06, a PEG ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 1.27. The company has a current ratio of 2.97, a quick ratio of 1.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35.
Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on PLOW shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Douglas Dynamics from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Douglas Dynamics from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Douglas Dynamics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $38.00.
In other news, CEO James L. Janik sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.47, for a total transaction of $936,750.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 297,790 shares in the company, valued at $11,158,191.30. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, VP Robert L. Mccormick sold 15,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.08, for a total transaction of $601,200.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 116,263 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,659,821.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 76,673 shares of company stock valued at $2,910,522 in the last quarter. Insiders own 3.20% of the company’s stock.
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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