Equities analysts expect Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE:PLOW) to announce $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for Douglas Dynamics’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.58 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.44. Douglas Dynamics posted earnings of $0.44 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 13.6%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings report on Monday, March 5th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Douglas Dynamics will report full-year earnings of $1.41 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.34 to $1.50. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the business will report earnings of $1.72 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.62 to $1.77. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Douglas Dynamics.

PLOW has been the topic of a number of research reports. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Douglas Dynamics from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Douglas Dynamics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Douglas Dynamics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Douglas Dynamics has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $38.00.

In other Douglas Dynamics news, VP Robert L. Mccormick sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.08, for a total transaction of $601,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 116,263 shares in the company, valued at $4,659,821.04. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Keith Hagelin purchased 3,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Saturday, March 17th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $29.35 per share, with a total value of $99,790.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the senior vice president now directly owns 82,090 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,409,341.50. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders sold 76,673 shares of company stock valued at $2,910,522 over the last quarter. 3.20% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in Douglas Dynamics by 6.3% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,389,370 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $45,710,000 after acquiring an additional 82,348 shares during the period. Mawer Investment Management Ltd. boosted its holdings in Douglas Dynamics by 0.6% during the third quarter. Mawer Investment Management Ltd. now owns 1,214,331 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $47,845,000 after acquiring an additional 7,330 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Douglas Dynamics by 2.2% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 914,005 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $30,071,000 after acquiring an additional 20,006 shares during the period. Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in Douglas Dynamics by 25.6% during the fourth quarter. Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC now owns 712,865 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $26,946,000 after acquiring an additional 145,465 shares during the period. Finally, Westwood Holdings Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Douglas Dynamics by 336.5% during the second quarter. Westwood Holdings Group Inc. now owns 630,684 shares of the auto parts company’s stock valued at $20,749,000 after acquiring an additional 486,195 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 90.66% of the company’s stock.

Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) traded down $1.85 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $37.90. 80,158 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 84,743. Douglas Dynamics has a 1-year low of $28.55 and a 1-year high of $43.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35, a current ratio of 2.97 and a quick ratio of 1.76. The firm has a market capitalization of $897.99, a P/E ratio of 28.28, a PEG ratio of 1.54 and a beta of 1.27.

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Douglas Dynamics Company Profile

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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