News articles about Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Oshkosh earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.8846104350602 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Oshkosh traded down $1.57, hitting $72.59, on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. 580,900 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 776,812. Oshkosh has a twelve month low of $64.14 and a twelve month high of $100.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a quick ratio of 1.05 and a current ratio of 1.81. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.58 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.72 and a beta of 1.60.

Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The company reported $1.54 EPS for the quarter, topping the 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 during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.74 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.76 earnings per share. Oshkosh’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Oshkosh will post 5.76 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, May 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 14th were given a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.32%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, May 11th. Oshkosh’s payout ratio is currently 22.59%.

A number of research firms have commented on OSK. SunTrust Banks lifted their price objective on shares of Oshkosh to $110.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, April 20th. Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Oshkosh from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $80.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, March 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Oshkosh from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. Morgan Stanley began coverage on shares of Oshkosh in a report on Friday, March 2nd. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $86.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Robert W. Baird downgraded shares of Oshkosh from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $90.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Oshkosh presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $93.23.

In other news, VP Marek W. May sold 7,180 shares of the stock in a transaction 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 document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 1.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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