Somewhat Negative Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Oshkosh Corporation (OSK) Stock Price

Headlines about Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Oshkosh Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 41 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) traded down 0.11% on Friday, reaching $73.97. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 368,315 shares. Oshkosh Corporation has a 52-week low of $50.77 and a 52-week high of $77.20. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $69.78 and a 200 day moving average price of $68.52. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.54 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.95 and a beta of 1.81.

Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $1.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.51. Oshkosh Corporation had a return on equity of 14.49% and a net margin of 3.83%. The company had revenue of $2.04 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.95 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.13 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 16.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Oshkosh Corporation will post $3.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 18th will be given a dividend of $0.21 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 16th. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.14%. Oshkosh Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 25.07%.

A number of analysts have issued reports on OSK shares. Royal Bank Of Canada boosted their price target on shares of Oshkosh Corporation from $79.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. Barrington Research boosted their price target on shares of Oshkosh Corporation from $75.00 to $86.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Oshkosh Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Oshkosh Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 target price on shares of Oshkosh Corporation in a research note on Thursday, June 8th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have assigned 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 $75.67.

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In other news, VP R Scott Grennier sold 4,883 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.40, for a total value of $363,295.20. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 4,912 shares in the company, valued at $365,452.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director Craig P. Omtvedt sold 7,050 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.82, for a total value of $527,481.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 32,374 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,422,222.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 50,533 shares of company stock valued at $3,810,466 in the last quarter. 2.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

About Oshkosh Corporation

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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