Media headlines about Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Oshkosh earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 45.0899119142651 out of 100, meaning 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 Analysis’s rankings:
- Oshkosh Corporation (OSK) price movement is trend is declining and stock is anemic on basis of 200 day moving … – Analyst Recommendation (press release) (blog) (analystrecommendation.com)
- Allison Transmission (ALSN) versus Oshkosh (OSK) Financial Comparison (americanbankingnews.com)
- Unusual Volume Activity Alert – Oshkosh Corporation (OSK) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- An Eye on Price to Earnings Ratio – Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) – Stocks Market Cap (stocksmarketcap.com)
- Yesterday’s Hot Mover – Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) – Stocks Market Cap (stocksmarketcap.com)
Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) opened at $79.37 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $6,063.20, a P/E ratio of 18.72, a PEG ratio of 0.87 and a beta of 1.61. Oshkosh has a 52 week low of $61.74 and a 52 week high of $100.26. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a current ratio of 1.86.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, February 26th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 12th were paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, February 9th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.21%. Oshkosh’s dividend payout ratio is 22.64%.
OSK has been the topic of several analyst reports. ValuEngine raised Oshkosh from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price objective on Oshkosh from $100.00 to $106.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 price objective on shares of Oshkosh in a research note on Friday, January 26th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Oshkosh in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on Oshkosh in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $86.00 price objective on the stock. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $93.43.
In other news, Director Duncan Palmer sold 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.93, for a total transaction of $137,895.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 23,095 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,123,123.35. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, VP James C. Freeders sold 2,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $86.70, for a total value of $199,410.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 1,786 shares in the company, valued at approximately $154,846.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 6,361 shares of company stock worth $564,480. Insiders own 1.60% of the company’s stock.
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Oshkosh Corporation is a manufacturer and marketer of access equipment, specialty vehicles and truck bodies for the primary markets of defense, concrete placement, refuse hauling, access equipment, and fire and emergency. The company’s brands include Oshkosh, JLG, Pierce, McNeilus, IMT, Frontline, Jerr-Dan, CON-E-CO and London.
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