News stories about Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Oshkosh earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 44.7058157981702 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Oshkosh (NYSE OSK) opened at $88.89 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $6,680.00, a P/E ratio of 20.63, a P/E/G ratio of 1.17 and a beta of 1.87. Oshkosh has a 52 week low of $61.74 and a 52 week high of $94.16. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a current ratio of 1.81.

Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $1.38 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.36. The firm had revenue of $1.96 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.90 billion. Oshkosh had a return on equity of 15.14% and a net margin of 4.18%. The firm’s revenue was up 11.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.05 earnings per share. analysts forecast that Oshkosh will post 4.52 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 16th were paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. This is a boost from Oshkosh’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 15th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.08%. Oshkosh’s payout ratio is presently 25.46%.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on OSK. BidaskClub upgraded Oshkosh from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Oshkosh from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $84.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Jefferies Group lifted their price objective on Oshkosh from $95.00 to $105.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $100.00 price objective on shares of Oshkosh in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “buy” rating and set a $100.00 target price on shares of Oshkosh in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $92.85.

In other Oshkosh news, VP Colleen R. Moynihan sold 5,325 shares of Oshkosh stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.85, for a total transaction of $457,151.25. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP Bradley M. Nelson sold 7,500 shares of Oshkosh stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.86, for a total value of $628,950.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 18,908 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,585,624.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 92,853 shares of company stock worth $7,933,276. 2.00% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Oshkosh

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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