Media headlines about Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Oshkosh earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.1772269803184 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- How Does Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) Affect Your Portfolio Returns? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Hair-Raising Facts to Know – Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Oshkosh Corporation (OSK) finishes with -4.39% while stock price is worth at $78.93 – Nasdaq Fortune (press release) (nasdaqfortune.com)
- Hot Stock in the Spotlight: Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Oshkosh (OSK) Shares Cross Below 200 DMA – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
Shares of Oshkosh (NYSE OSK) traded down $0.59 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $78.34. 1,129,253 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 929,257. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a current ratio of 1.86. Oshkosh has a 12 month low of $61.74 and a 12 month high of $100.26. The stock has a market cap of $5,850.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.83, a P/E/G ratio of 1.07 and a beta of 1.53.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, February 26th. Investors of record on Monday, February 12th were issued a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 9th. Oshkosh’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 23.08%.
Several equities research analysts have commented on OSK shares. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 price objective on shares of Oshkosh in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Oshkosh from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. SunTrust Banks raised their price target on shares of Oshkosh to $102.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 price target on shares of Oshkosh in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of Oshkosh from $95.00 to $105.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $94.54.
In related news, Director Peter B. Hamilton sold 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $87.21, for a total value of $130,815.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 23,750 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,071,237.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP James C. Freeders sold 2,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $86.70, for a total transaction of $199,410.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 1,786 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $154,846.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 6,361 shares of company stock valued at $564,480. 2.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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Oshkosh 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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