Press coverage about Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Oshkosh earned a daily sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.2705701294152 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
Shares of Oshkosh stock traded down $0.03 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $70.66. 388,445 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 675,186. Oshkosh has a 12 month low of $64.14 and a 12 month high of $100.26. The company has a quick ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 1.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35. The stock has a market cap of $5.23 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.63, a P/E/G ratio of 0.67 and a beta of 1.59.
Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The company reported $1.54 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.08 by $0.46. Oshkosh had a net margin of 5.21% and a return on equity of 18.63%. The firm had revenue of $1.89 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.74 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.76 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 16.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Oshkosh will post 5.76 EPS for the current year.
OSK has been the subject of several research reports. Deutsche Bank upgraded Oshkosh from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, March 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Oshkosh from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $82.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 3rd. SunTrust Banks raised their target price on Oshkosh to $110.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 20th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Oshkosh from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $93.23.
In related news, VP Marek W. May sold 7,180 shares of Oshkosh stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.22, for a total value of $568,799.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. 1.60% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Oshkosh Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies worldwide. The company's Access Equipment segment provides aerial work platforms and telehandlers for use in various construction, industrial, institutional, and general maintenance applications. This segment also offers rental fleet loans and leases, and floor plan and retail financing through third-party funding arrangements; towing and recovery equipment; carriers and wreckers; equipment installation; and chassis and service parts sales.
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