News stories about Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Oshkosh earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 45.0899119142651 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Oshkosh Corporation (OSK) price movement is trend is declining and stock is anemic on basis of 200 day moving … – Analyst Recommendation (press release) (blog) (analystrecommendation.com)
- Allison Transmission (ALSN) versus Oshkosh (OSK) Financial Comparison (americanbankingnews.com)
- Unusual Volume Activity Alert – Oshkosh Corporation (OSK) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- An Eye on Price to Earnings Ratio – Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) – Stocks Market Cap (stocksmarketcap.com)
- Yesterday’s Hot Mover – Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) – Stocks Market Cap (stocksmarketcap.com)
Several research analysts recently issued reports on OSK shares. Evercore ISI raised Oshkosh from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. ValuEngine raised Oshkosh from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. SunTrust Banks increased their price objective on Oshkosh to $102.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on Oshkosh from $100.00 to $106.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on Oshkosh in a report on Friday, March 2nd. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $86.00 target price for the company. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $93.43.
Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The company reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.29. The company had revenue of $1.59 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.43 billion. Oshkosh had a return on equity of 16.64% and a net margin of 4.48%. Oshkosh’s revenue was up 31.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.26 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast 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. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 12th were issued a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 9th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.21%. Oshkosh’s dividend payout ratio is presently 22.64%.
In other news, Director Duncan Palmer sold 1,500 shares of the 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 sale, the director now owns 23,095 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,123,123.35. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Leslie F. Kenne sold 1,061 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.82, for a total value of $96,360.02. Following the sale, the director now owns 25,320 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,299,562.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 6,361 shares of company stock valued at $564,480. Company insiders own 1.60% of the company’s stock.
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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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