Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Winnebago Industries (WGO) Stock Price

Media stories about Winnebago Industries (NYSE:WGO) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Winnebago Industries earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.1221080059944 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.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

WGO has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Northcoast Research cut Winnebago Industries from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Robert W. Baird increased their price target on Winnebago Industries from $48.00 to $52.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut Winnebago Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. ValuEngine cut Winnebago Industries from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $53.00 price target (up from $45.00) on shares of Winnebago Industries in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $51.67.

Winnebago Industries (NYSE WGO) opened at $42.70 on Friday. Winnebago Industries has a 12 month low of $24.15 and a 12 month high of $58.65. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,351.71, a PE ratio of 17.43 and a beta of 1.79. The company has a quick ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 1.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59.

Winnebago Industries (NYSE:WGO) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December 20th. The construction company reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.05. Winnebago Industries had a return on equity of 21.47% and a net margin of 4.43%. The firm had revenue of $450.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $387.12 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.42 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 83.4% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Winnebago Industries will post 3.05 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 24th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 10th were paid a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, January 9th. Winnebago Industries’s payout ratio is 16.33%.

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Winnebago Industries Company Profile

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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