Rev Group (REVG) Earning Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows

News stories about Rev Group (NYSE:REVG) have trended positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rev Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 48.7354716763525 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Shares of Rev Group (NYSE REVG) traded up $0.78 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $31.98. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 408,259 shares, compared to its average volume of 332,433. The company has a market capitalization of $2,050.00 and a P/E ratio of 68.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, a quick ratio of 0.76 and a current ratio of 2.04. Rev Group has a 1-year low of $23.38 and a 1-year high of $32.02.

Rev Group (NYSE:REVG) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, December 19th. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $683.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $705.73 million. Rev Group had a return on equity of 12.97% and a net margin of 1.38%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 25.5% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Rev Group will post 1.64 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 26th will be issued a $0.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 25th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.88%. Rev Group’s payout ratio is currently 127.66%.

REVG has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. SunTrust Banks initiated coverage on Rev Group in a research note on Friday, November 17th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $33.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered Rev Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price objective on Rev Group from $33.00 to $36.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. Rev Group currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.40.

In other news, Director Joel M. Rotroff sold 985 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.09, for a total transaction of $25,698.65. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 3,205 shares in the company, valued at $83,618.45. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Kim A. Marvin sold 40,263 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.09, for a total value of $1,050,461.67. Following the sale, the director now owns 150,671 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,931,006.39. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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About Rev Group

REV Group, Inc is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. The Company operates through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial and Recreation. The Company provides customized vehicle solutions for applications, including essential needs (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, mobility vans and municipal transit buses), industrial and commercial (terminal trucks, cut-away buses and street sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles (RVs) and luxury buses).

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