News coverage about Wabash National (NYSE:WNC) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Wabash National earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.0530615804969 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
WNC has been the topic of a number of research reports. OTR Global upgraded Wabash National to a “positive” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. ValuEngine cut Wabash National from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Wabash National from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, March 16th. Finally, Craig Hallum set a $32.00 price target on Wabash National and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $26.80.
WNC traded down $0.29 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $19.47. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 13,595 shares, compared to its average volume of 391,914. Wabash National has a fifty-two week low of $18.25 and a fifty-two week high of $26.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 1.91 and a quick ratio of 1.20. The stock has a market cap of $1.15 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.13, a P/E/G ratio of 0.46 and a beta of 1.82.
Wabash National (NYSE:WNC) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, May 1st. The company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.33 by ($0.05). Wabash National had a net margin of 5.94% and a return on equity of 16.87%. The business had revenue of $491.32 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $468.77 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.31 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 35.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Wabash National will post 2.01 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 26th. Investors of record on Thursday, July 5th will be given a $0.075 dividend. This represents a $0.30 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.54%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, July 3rd. Wabash National’s dividend payout ratio is currently 21.74%.
About Wabash National
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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