Equities research analysts expect Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO) to announce earnings of $0.98 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have issued estimates for Winnebago Industries’ earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.93 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.03. Winnebago Industries posted earnings per share of $0.94 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 4.3%. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings report before the market opens on Wednesday, October 23rd.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that Winnebago Industries will report full year earnings of $3.50 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.45 to $3.55. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of $3.93 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.65 to $4.30. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Winnebago Industries.
A number of research firms recently weighed in on WGO. Robert W. Baird set a $42.00 target price on shares of Winnebago Industries and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 17th. Sidoti cut their target price on shares of Winnebago Industries from $50.00 to $48.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, September 6th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Winnebago Industries from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Winnebago Industries currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $42.00.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, September 25th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 11th were issued a $0.11 dividend. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.07%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, September 10th. Winnebago Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 13.97%.
A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in WGO. NEXT Financial Group Inc acquired a new stake in shares of Winnebago Industries during the second quarter worth $42,000. Meeder Asset Management Inc. raised its position in Winnebago Industries by 453.1% in the third quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,467 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $95,000 after acquiring an additional 2,021 shares in the last quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC purchased a new position in Winnebago Industries in the second quarter worth $144,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP purchased a new position in Winnebago Industries in the second quarter worth $226,000. Finally, Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB purchased a new position in Winnebago Industries in the second quarter worth $230,000. 95.62% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Winnebago Industries Company Profile
Winnebago Industries, Inc manufactures and sells recreation vehicles and marine products primarily for use in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The company operates in five segments: Winnebago Motorhomes, Winnebago Towables, Grand Design Towables, Winnebago Specialty Vehicles, and Chris-Craft Marine.
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