Generac Holdlings (GNRC) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

News articles about Generac Holdlings (NYSE:GNRC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news 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. Generac Holdlings earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.5104347758957 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

A number of research analysts have commented on the company. BidaskClub cut Generac Holdlings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on shares of Generac Holdlings in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. KeyCorp raised Generac Holdlings from a “sector weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $47.00 price objective on shares of Generac Holdlings in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Generac Holdlings in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $53.00.

Generac Holdlings (NYSE GNRC) traded up $0.79 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $50.19. 471,904 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 463,436. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.92. Generac Holdlings has a one year low of $33.77 and a one year high of $53.78. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,120.00, a P/E ratio of 15.73, a PEG ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 1.71.

Generac Holdlings (NYSE:GNRC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The technology company reported $0.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.04. Generac Holdlings had a net margin of 7.47% and a return on equity of 46.06%. The company had revenue of $457.25 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $420.42 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.82 earnings per share. Generac Holdlings’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Generac Holdlings will post 3.22 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, CMO Russell S. Minick sold 24,085 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.92, for a total value of $1,226,408.20. Following the completion of the sale, the chief marketing officer now owns 39,369 shares in the company, valued at $2,004,669.48. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Aaron Jagdfeld sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.44, for a total transaction of $202,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 1,039,911 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $42,054,000.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 39,085 shares of company stock valued at $1,927,408 in the last quarter. Insiders own 3.00% of the company’s stock.

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Generac Holdlings Company Profile

Generac Holdings Inc (Generac) is a designer and manufacturer of power generation equipment and other engine powered products. The Company serves the residential, light commercial, industrial, oil and gas, and construction markets. Its segments include Domestic and International. The Domestic segment includes the Generac business.

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