News coverage about Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Polaris Industries earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 45.6914104934548 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Shares of Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) traded up $1.29 on Thursday, hitting $132.26. 559,079 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 541,908. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 0.34 and a current ratio of 1.04. Polaris Industries has a fifty-two week low of $77.91 and a fifty-two week high of $134.66. The stock has a market cap of $8,270.00, a PE ratio of 41.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 1.40.

Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The company reported $1.46 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.24. Polaris Industries had a net margin of 3.90% and a return on equity of 33.81%. The business had revenue of $1.48 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.40 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.50 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 24.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Polaris Industries will post 4.85 earnings per share for the current year.

PII has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Polaris Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Polaris Industries in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. B. Riley set a $91.00 price target on shares of Polaris Industries and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on shares of Polaris Industries from $98.00 to $100.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $115.00 price target on shares of Polaris Industries in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Polaris Industries has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $102.20.

In other news, SVP Stacy L. Bogart sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $122.05, for a total transaction of $2,441,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 30,975 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,780,498.75. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Michael D. Dougherty sold 8,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $122.23, for a total transaction of $977,840.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 13,113 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,602,801.99. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 58,102 shares of company stock valued at $7,174,301. Corporate insiders own 2.20% of the company’s stock.

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Polaris Industries Company Profile

Polaris Industries Inc designs, engineers and manufactures powersports vehicles, which include Off-Road Vehicles (ORV), including All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) and side-by-side vehicles for recreational and utility use; Snowmobiles, Motorcycles and Global Adjacent Markets vehicles, including Work and Transportation and military vehicles.

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