Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Oshkosh (OSK) Share Price

News coverage about Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Oshkosh earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 47.3408870487209 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on OSK shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Oshkosh from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Sunday, July 15th. Longbow Research started coverage on Oshkosh in a research note on Friday, July 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $88.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks upped their price target on Oshkosh to $110.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 20th. KeyCorp reduced their price target on Oshkosh from $104.00 to $88.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price target on Oshkosh from $106.00 to $102.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $91.50.

Oshkosh opened at $72.46 on Friday, according to MarketBeat. Oshkosh has a 12 month low of $67.88 and a 12 month high of $100.26. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.24 billion, a PE ratio of 17.05, a P/E/G ratio of 0.65 and a beta of 1.51. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a current ratio of 1.88.

Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 31st. The company reported $2.20 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.02 by $0.18. Oshkosh had a return on equity of 19.19% and a net margin of 5.44%. The firm had revenue of $2.18 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.16 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.84 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Oshkosh will post 6.01 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 16th will be paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 15th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.32%. Oshkosh’s dividend payout ratio is currently 22.59%.

In other news, VP Marek W. May sold 7,180 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 21st. The stock was 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 through this link. Corporate insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

Oshkosh Company Profile

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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