News headlines about Winnebago Industries (NYSE:WGO) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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. Winnebago Industries earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 47.3705876891879 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Why Winnebago Industries, Inc. Stock Soared 76% Last Year (fool.com)
- Free Post Earnings Research Report: Winnebago’s Revenue Soared 83.5%; Earnings Surged 53% (finance.yahoo.com)
- Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO): Watching the Levels on These Shares – Clawson News (clawsonnews.com)
- Will Thor Industries Continue to Climb in 2018? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Winnebago Industries, Inc. (WGO) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $430.69 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of Winnebago Industries (NYSE:WGO) opened at $55.80 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 1.88 and a quick ratio of 1.03. The firm has a market cap of $1,770.00, a PE ratio of 22.87 and a beta of 2.08. Winnebago Industries has a 1 year low of $24.15 and a 1 year high of $58.65.
Winnebago Industries (NYSE:WGO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December 20th. The construction company reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $450.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $387.12 million. Winnebago Industries had a net margin of 4.43% and a return on equity of 21.47%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 83.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.42 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Winnebago Industries will post 3.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 24th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 10th will be given a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.72%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 9th. Winnebago Industries’s payout ratio is presently 16.39%.
Winnebago Industries announced that its board has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, October 19th that authorizes the company to repurchase $70.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the construction company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.
A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Winnebago Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $52.00 target price on shares of Winnebago Industries in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Winnebago Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $53.00 price objective (up previously from $45.00) on shares of Winnebago Industries in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective (up previously from $52.00) on shares of Winnebago Industries in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $52.17.
About Winnebago Industries
Winnebago Industries, Inc is a manufacturer of recreation vehicles (RVs) used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets motorized and towable recreation products along with supporting products and services. Its other products manufactured by the Company consist of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, including extruded aluminum and other component products for other manufacturers and commercial vehicles.
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