News coverage about Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Oshkosh earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.8821697129744 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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Oshkosh stock traded down $2.62 during trading on Thursday, reaching $76.98. 855,871 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 892,400. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,936.34, a P/E ratio of 18.16, a PEG ratio of 0.85 and a beta of 1.61. The company has a current ratio of 1.86, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35. Oshkosh has a 1 year low of $61.74 and a 1 year high of $100.26.

Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The company reported $0.84 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.29. The firm had revenue of $1.59 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.43 billion. Oshkosh had a net margin of 4.48% and a return on equity of 16.64%. The firm’s revenue was up 31.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.26 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Oshkosh will post 5.33 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, February 26th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 12th were issued a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.25%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, February 9th. Oshkosh’s dividend payout ratio is presently 22.64%.

OSK has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Oshkosh from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. SunTrust Banks raised their price target on shares of Oshkosh to $102.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 price target on shares of Oshkosh in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on shares of Oshkosh from $100.00 to $106.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Evercore ISI raised shares of Oshkosh from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $93.00.

In other Oshkosh news, VP James C. Freeders sold 2,300 shares of Oshkosh stock in a transaction on Monday, February 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $86.70, for a total value of $199,410.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 1,786 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $154,846.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Duncan Palmer sold 1,500 shares of Oshkosh stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.93, for a total transaction of $137,895.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 23,095 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,123,123.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 6,361 shares of company stock valued at $564,480. 1.60% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Oshkosh

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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