Paccar (PCAR) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.14

News coverage about Paccar (NASDAQ:PCAR) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Paccar earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 45.8533113321566 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Paccar from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Paccar from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $77.00 price objective on shares of Paccar in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. Susquehanna Bancshares set a $78.00 price objective on Paccar and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 9th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $82.00 price objective on shares of Paccar in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $76.05.

PCAR stock traded down $0.73 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $65.53. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,454,579 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,803,500. Paccar has a 12 month low of $61.93 and a 12 month high of $79.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 2.49 and a quick ratio of 2.34. The company has a market capitalization of $23,329.19, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.38, a PEG ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 1.23.

Paccar (NASDAQ:PCAR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The company reported $1.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.06. Paccar had a return on equity of 19.65% and a net margin of 8.61%. The business had revenue of $5.12 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.87 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.82 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 36.0% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Paccar will post 5.41 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Paccar news, VP Marco A. Davila purchased 570 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 16th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $69.05 per share, for a total transaction of $39,358.50. Following the purchase, the vice president now directly owns 7,536 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $520,360.80. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Corporate insiders own 2.64% of the company’s stock.

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Paccar Company Profile

PACCAR Inc designs, manufactures, and distributes light, medium, and heavy-duty commercial trucks in the United States, Europe, and internationally. It operates in three segments: Truck, Parts, and Financial Services. The Truck segment offers trucks that are used for the over-the-road and off-highway hauling of commercial and consumer goods.

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