Media coverage about Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Oshkosh earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.0899119142651 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Oshkosh (OSK) Cut to Hold at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
- LGBTQ Ally March celebrates diversity, fosters acceptance (uwosh.edu)
- Oshkosh Northwestern Pet of the Week: Cooper the dog looking for peace, harmony (thenorthwestern.com)
- Electronics recycling fundraiser April 21 at Peace Lutheran Church in Oshkosh (thenorthwestern.com)
- Oshkosh Area Humane Society seeking foster homes for dogs, class scheduled April 5 (thenorthwestern.com)
A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on OSK. Morgan Stanley began coverage on shares of Oshkosh in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $86.00 price objective for the company. ValuEngine cut shares of Oshkosh from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Evercore ISI upgraded shares of Oshkosh from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Robert W. Baird cut shares of Oshkosh from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $90.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Oshkosh from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $93.00.
Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The company reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.29. Oshkosh had a net margin of 4.48% and a return on equity of 16.64%. The business had revenue of $1.59 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.43 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.26 earnings per share. Oshkosh’s revenue was up 31.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Oshkosh will post 5.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other Oshkosh news, Director Duncan Palmer sold 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.93, for a total value of $137,895.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 23,095 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,123,123.35. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Leslie F. Kenne sold 1,061 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.82, for a total transaction of $96,360.02. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 25,320 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,299,562.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 6,361 shares of company stock worth $564,480 in the last three months. Insiders own 2.00% 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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