Oshkosh Corporation (OSK) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.08

News articles about Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Oshkosh Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.5965773088216 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) traded up 0.22% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $73.02. 394,456 shares of the company traded hands. Oshkosh Corporation has a 12 month low of $50.77 and a 12 month high of $77.20. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $71.06 and a 200-day moving average of $68.66. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.46 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.67 and a beta of 1.81.

Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The company reported $1.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.51. The business had revenue of $2.04 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.95 billion. Oshkosh Corporation had a net margin of 3.83% and a return on equity of 14.49%. Oshkosh Corporation’s quarterly revenue was up 16.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.13 EPS. Analysts forecast that Oshkosh Corporation will post $3.95 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Investors of record on Friday, August 18th will be issued a dividend of $0.21 per share. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 16th. Oshkosh Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 25.07%.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on OSK shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Oshkosh Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. Royal Bank Of Canada raised their target price on shares of Oshkosh Corporation from $79.00 to $80.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. Barrington Research raised their target price on shares of Oshkosh Corporation from $75.00 to $86.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. ValuEngine raised shares of Oshkosh Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Bank of America Corporation downgraded shares of Oshkosh Corporation from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and cut their target price for the company from $75.00 to $60.00 in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $75.67.

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In related news, 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 transaction of $527,481.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 32,374 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,422,222.68. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Joseph H. Kimmitt sold 23,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.83, for a total transaction of $1,744,090.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 70,262 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,327,967.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 50,533 shares of company stock valued at $3,810,466. 2.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Oshkosh Corporation Company Profile

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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