News headlines about Generac (NYSE:GNRC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Generac earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.3535052572396 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Shares of Generac (NYSE GNRC) traded up $1.55 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $46.58. The company had a trading volume of 1,425,466 shares, compared to its average volume of 514,870. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.92. The stock has a market cap of $2,983.23, a PE ratio of 24.52, a P/E/G ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 1.64. Generac has a 1 year low of $33.77 and a 1 year high of $53.78.

Generac (NYSE:GNRC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 13th. The technology company reported $1.37 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.20 by $0.17. Generac had a return on equity of 35.35% and a net margin of 8.76%. The company had revenue of $488.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $475.15 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.12 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 16.9% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Generac will post 3.22 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on GNRC shares. KeyCorp upped their price objective on Generac from $55.00 to $57.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. BidaskClub cut Generac from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research cut Generac from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Oppenheimer restated a “hold” rating on shares of Generac in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on shares of Generac in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $51.98.

In other Generac news, CEO Aaron Jagdfeld sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.54, for a total value of $970,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 969,911 shares in the company, valued at $47,079,479.94. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 3.00% of the company’s stock.

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Generac Company Profile

Generac Holdings Inc (Generac) is a designer and manufacturer of power generation equipment and other engine powered products. The Company serves the residential, light commercial, industrial, oil and gas, and construction markets. Its segments include Domestic and International. The Domestic segment includes the Generac business.

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