Analyst Ratings for Oshkosh Corp. (OSK)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Oshkosh Corp. (NYSE:OSK) by analysts covering the stock. OSK had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

Of the 19 analysts covering the stock, 8 gave it a buy rating, 2 gave an overweight rating, 8 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 1.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for OSK. The highest price target was 85, implying potential capital gains of 21.97 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 60, implying potential capital losses of -13.9 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.5 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 2.29 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.44 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.74 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

OSK has an estimated earnings growth rate of 20.92 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. OSK has a PEG ratio of 1.2.

OSK has traded between a high of 75.00 and a low of 48.51 over the past year. Currently the stock is 43.66 percent higher than its low, and 7.08 percent below the high. OSK has a P/E ratio of 25.03. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The OSK value stock report compares OSK to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of OSK is $5.32 billion. OSK's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.