News headlines about Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Oshkosh Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.0463520363539 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE OSK) opened at 73.97 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.54 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.95 and a beta of 1.81. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $69.99 and its 200 day moving average is $68.55. Oshkosh Corporation has a 12-month low of $50.77 and a 12-month high of $77.20.

Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $1.84 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.51. The firm had revenue of $2.04 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.95 billion. Oshkosh Corporation had a net margin of 3.83% and a return on equity of 14.49%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 16.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.13 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Oshkosh Corporation will post $3.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 18th will be paid a $0.21 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 16th. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.14%. Oshkosh Corporation’s payout ratio is currently 25.07%.

OSK has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada raised their target price on Oshkosh Corporation from $79.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. Barrington Research raised their price objective on shares of Oshkosh Corporation from $75.00 to $86.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Oshkosh Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Oshkosh Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $85.00 price objective on shares of Oshkosh Corporation in a report on Thursday, June 8th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $75.67.

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In other news, Director Craig P. Omtvedt sold 7,050 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.82, for a total value of $527,481.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 32,374 shares in the company, valued at $2,422,222.68. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Joseph H. Kimmitt sold 23,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.83, for a total transaction of $1,744,090.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 70,262 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,327,967.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 50,533 shares of company stock worth $3,810,466 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

Oshkosh Corporation Company Profile

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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