Wabash National (WNC) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.18

News coverage about Wabash National (NYSE:WNC) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Wabash National earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.9131778394656 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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NYSE WNC opened at $21.24 on Friday. Wabash National has a 1 year low of $18.25 and a 1 year high of $26.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a current ratio of 2.03. The company has a market capitalization of $1,260.23, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.39, a PEG ratio of 0.52 and a beta of 1.82.

Wabash National (NYSE:WNC) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The company reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.02. Wabash National had a net margin of 6.31% and a return on equity of 17.69%. The business had revenue of $543.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $517.96 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.38 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.6% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that Wabash National will post 1.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 26th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 5th will be paid a $0.075 dividend. This represents a $0.30 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, April 4th. Wabash National’s dividend payout ratio is presently 21.74%.

WNC has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Wabash National from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Wabash National from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Sunday, January 21st. OTR Global upgraded shares of Wabash National to a “positive” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Seaport Global Securities restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Wabash National in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating on shares of Wabash National in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.80.

In other Wabash National news, CEO Richard J. Giromini sold 58,300 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.04, for a total value of $1,459,832.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 803,680 shares in the company, valued at approximately $20,124,147.20. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 2.90% of the company’s stock.

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Wabash National Company Profile

Wabash National Corporation manufactures and sells semi-trailers, truck bodies, specialized commercial vehicles, and liquid transportation systems. The company's Commercial Trailer Products segment provides dry van trailers; platform trailers; refrigerated trailers; converter dollies, big tire haulers, steel coil haulers, and trailers; aftermarket parts and services; and used trailers.

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