Media coverage about Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Polaris Industries earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 46.0004247767863 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) traded down $1.98 on Monday, reaching $124.13. 768,595 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 811,652. The company has a market cap of $7,887.21, a P/E ratio of 27.72, a PEG ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 1.41. Polaris Industries has a 52 week low of $77.91 and a 52 week high of $134.29. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 0.34 and a current ratio of 1.04.
Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The company reported $1.46 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.24. Polaris Industries had a net margin of 3.90% and a return on equity of 33.81%. The company had revenue of $1.48 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.40 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.50 EPS. Polaris Industries’s revenue for the quarter was up 24.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Polaris Industries will post 4.85 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be paid a $0.58 dividend. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.87%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. Polaris Industries’s dividend payout ratio is presently 73.19%.
A number of research firms have recently weighed in on PII. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $87.00 target price on shares of Polaris Industries in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. Aegis reissued a “buy” rating and set a $107.00 target price on shares of Polaris Industries in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and set a $115.00 target price on shares of Polaris Industries in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Robert W. Baird increased their target price on shares of Polaris Industries from $105.00 to $120.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, B. Riley increased their target price on shares of Polaris Industries from $91.00 to $118.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $99.27.
In other Polaris Industries news, insider Stephen L. Eastman sold 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $127.72, for a total value of $191,580.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 8,846 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,129,811.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Michael D. Dougherty sold 8,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $122.23, for a total transaction of $977,840.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 13,113 shares in the company, valued at $1,602,801.99. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 58,102 shares of company stock worth $7,174,301 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 2.20% of the company’s stock.
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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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