Oshkosh (OSK) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Finds
Media headlines about Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Oshkosh earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.1911671044704 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Pierce Mfg. (firehouse.com)
- Oshkosh (OSK) vs. Its Peers Critical Contrast (americanbankingnews.com)
- Comparing Oshkosh (OSK) and Its Peers (americanbankingnews.com)
- 5 Truck Stocks Set Up Buy Points Despite Tesla Semi: Investing Action Plan (investors.com)
- Autoliv (ALV) to Embark on Electronics Business Listing (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of brokerages recently weighed in on OSK. Jefferies Group raised their price objective on Oshkosh from $95.00 to $105.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price objective on shares of Oshkosh in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Oshkosh from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $94.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price objective on shares of Oshkosh in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $97.00 price objective on shares of Oshkosh in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Oshkosh has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $92.85.
Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $1.38 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.02 by $0.36. Oshkosh had a return on equity of 15.14% and a net margin of 4.18%. The company had revenue of $1.96 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.90 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.05 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 11.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Oshkosh will post 4.55 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 16th were paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 15th. This is a boost from Oshkosh’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.09%. Oshkosh’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 25.53%.
In other news, insider Wilson R. Jones sold 40,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.14, for a total value of $3,405,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 159,859 shares in the company, valued at $13,610,395.26. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP James W. Johnson sold 22,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.59, for a total value of $2,020,157.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 51,673 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,681,057.07. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 115,153 shares of company stock valued at $9,953,433. 2.00% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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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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