Oshkosh Corporation (OSK) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.04

Media headlines about Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Oshkosh Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 81 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected AlphaOne Sentiment’s scoring:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK)

Shares of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE OSK) traded down 0.784% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $68.935. The stock had a trading volume of 211,440 shares. Oshkosh Corporation has a 52-week low of $44.01 and a 52-week high of $75.00. The firm has a market cap of $5.16 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.699 and a beta of 1.79. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $66.04 and its 200 day moving average is $68.04.

Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The company reported $0.76 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $1.62 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.62 billion. Oshkosh Corporation had a return on equity of 12.12% and a net margin of 3.30%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.76 EPS. On average, analysts expect that Oshkosh Corporation will post $3.46 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 26th. Investors of record on Friday, May 12th were paid a $0.21 dividend. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, May 10th. Oshkosh Corporation’s payout ratio is currently 30.11%.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on OSK. BidaskClub upgraded Oshkosh Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective on shares of Oshkosh Corporation in a research report on Thursday, June 8th. ValuEngine raised Oshkosh Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $79.00 target price on shares of Oshkosh Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, March 14th. Finally, Barrington Research raised their target price on Oshkosh Corporation from $75.00 to $86.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Oshkosh Corporation currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $70.36.

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In related news, Director Steven Mizell sold 1,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.80, for a total value of $125,640.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 8,188 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $571,522.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 2.00% of the stock is currently owned by corporate 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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