News headlines about Winnebago Industries (NYSE:WGO) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Winnebago Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 46.6539853204383 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Winnebago Industries (WGO) Raised to Outperform at BMO Capital Markets (americanbankingnews.com)
- Winnebago Industries (WGO) Lowered to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Winnebago Industries (WGO) Expected to Earn FY2019 Earnings of $4.45 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- 3 Takeaways From Winnebago’s Earnings Report (nwitimes.com)
- 3 Takeaways From Winnebago's Earnings Report (finance.yahoo.com)
WGO has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Northcoast Research cut Winnebago Industries from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research raised Winnebago Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. ValuEngine raised Winnebago Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $53.00 target price (up from $45.00) on shares of Winnebago Industries in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised Winnebago Industries from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their target price for the company from $58.00 to $60.00 in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $50.83.
Winnebago Industries (NYSE:WGO) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, March 21st. The construction company reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.65 by ($0.03). Winnebago Industries had a net margin of 4.56% and a return on equity of 21.72%. The firm had revenue of $468.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $445.88 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.48 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 26.4% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Winnebago Industries will post 3.23 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 25th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, April 11th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 10th. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.09%. Winnebago Industries’s payout ratio is 15.04%.
About Winnebago Industries
Winnebago Industries, Inc is a manufacturer of recreation vehicles (RVs) used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets motorized and towable recreation products along with supporting products and services. Its other products manufactured by the Company consist of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, including extruded aluminum and other component products for other manufacturers and commercial vehicles.
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