Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC Takes Position in Winnebago Industries, Inc. (WGO)
Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO) in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm purchased 17,200 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $417,000.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in WGO. Advisor Group Inc. grew its holdings in Winnebago Industries by 103.4% during the 4th quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 1,654 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $40,000 after purchasing an additional 841 shares in the last quarter. AlphaOne Investment Services LLC boosted its stake in Winnebago Industries by 39.7% during the 4th quarter. AlphaOne Investment Services LLC now owns 1,721 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $42,000 after acquiring an additional 489 shares during the last quarter. Rex Capital Advisors LLC bought a new position in Winnebago Industries during the 4th quarter valued at $242,000. Virtu Financial LLC bought a new position in Winnebago Industries during the 4th quarter valued at $247,000. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in Winnebago Industries by 38.0% during the 3rd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 7,506 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $249,000 after acquiring an additional 2,067 shares during the last quarter. 92.29% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
NYSE WGO opened at $29.01 on Tuesday. Winnebago Industries, Inc. has a 12 month low of $19.77 and a 12 month high of $47.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 0.76 and a current ratio of 1.72. The firm has a market cap of $961.86 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.21 and a beta of 1.50.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 17th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, April 3rd will be given a $0.11 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 2nd. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.52%. Winnebago Industries’s payout ratio is currently 13.97%.
In other news, VP Steven Scott Degnan sold 10,013 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.11, for a total value of $301,491.43. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 32,449 shares in the company, valued at approximately $977,039.39. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 3.57% of the company’s stock.
WGO has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. TheStreet downgraded shares of Winnebago Industries from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Monday, December 10th. SunTrust Banks reduced their price objective on shares of Winnebago Industries to $34.00 and set a “positive” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, December 20th. BMO Capital Markets reduced their price objective on shares of Winnebago Industries to $42.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, February 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Winnebago Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Saturday, February 9th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Winnebago Industries from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $40.40.
About Winnebago Industries
Winnebago Industries, Inc manufactures and sells recreation vehicles and marine products primarily for use in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The company operates in five segments: Winnebago Motorhomes, Winnebago Towables, Grand Design Towables, Winnebago Specialty Vehicles, and Chris-Craft Marine.
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