News coverage about Wabash National (NYSE:WNC) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Wabash National earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 47.8294568927817 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Wabash National (NYSE WNC) traded down $0.02 on Friday, reaching $22.46. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 730,980 shares, compared to its average volume of 738,565. The company has a quick ratio of 1.18, a current ratio of 2.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04. The stock has a market cap of $1,325.83, a PE ratio of 16.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.63 and a beta of 1.69. Wabash National has a 52 week low of $16.74 and a 52 week high of $24.16.
Wabash National (NYSE:WNC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.05). The business had revenue of $425.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $449.05 million. Wabash National had a net margin of 5.05% and a return on equity of 18.42%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 8.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.50 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Wabash National will post 1.35 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 25th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 4th will be issued a $0.075 dividend. This is a boost from Wabash National’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 3rd. This represents a $0.30 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.34%. Wabash National’s payout ratio is 22.39%.
Several research analysts recently weighed in on WNC shares. OTR Global downgraded shares of Wabash National to a “positive” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Wabash National in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Wabash National from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Stifel Nicolaus cut their target price on shares of Wabash National from $23.00 to $22.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Wabash National from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $23.83.
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Wabash National Company Profile
Wabash National Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer and producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems. The Company’s segments include Commercial Trailer Products; Diversified Products, and Corporate and Eliminations segment. The Company designs, manufactures and markets a range of products, including dry freight and refrigerated trailers, platform trailers, bulk tank trailers, dry and refrigerated truck bodies, truck-mounted tanks, intermodal equipment, aircraft refueling equipment, structural composite panels and products, trailer aerodynamic solutions, and specialty food grade and pharmaceutical equipment.
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