Polaris Industries Inc. (PII) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twenty ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Fourteen investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $116.07.

Several research firms recently weighed in on PII. Wells Fargo raised shares of Polaris Industries from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. Citigroup decreased their price objective on shares of Polaris Industries from $136.00 to $129.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Polaris Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $127.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. B. Riley restated a “hold” rating and set a $118.00 price objective on shares of Polaris Industries in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada upgraded shares of Polaris Industries to a “sector perform” rating and set a $113.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

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Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Calton & Associates Inc. acquired a new stake in Polaris Industries in the fourth quarter valued at $112,000. Gradient Investments LLC purchased a new stake in Polaris Industries during the 4th quarter worth about $113,000. Delpha Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Polaris Industries during the 4th quarter worth about $120,000. NuWave Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Polaris Industries in the 4th quarter valued at about $123,000. Finally, Assetmark Inc. grew its holdings in Polaris Industries by 1,097.8% in the 4th quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 1,078 shares of the company’s stock valued at $134,000 after buying an additional 988 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 85.16% of the company’s stock.

Shares of PII stock traded up $0.81 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $113.60. 197,179 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 739,318. Polaris Industries has a one year low of $77.91 and a one year high of $137.66. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 1.11 and a quick ratio of 0.42. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,112.37, a PE ratio of 23.30, a P/E/G ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 1.20.

Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The company reported $1.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.47. Polaris Industries had a net margin of 3.18% and a return on equity of 35.38%. The company had revenue of $1.43 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.35 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.97 earnings per share. Polaris Industries’s quarterly revenue was up 17.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Polaris Industries will post 6.12 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 1st were paid a $0.60 dividend. This is a positive change from Polaris Industries’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.58. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 28th. Polaris Industries’s dividend payout ratio is currently 89.22%.

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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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