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.

Several price targets were given for OSK by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 85, which equates to a potential upside of 21.97 percent. The minimum price target given was 60, which equates to a potential downside of -13.9 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.5 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 2.29 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.44 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.74 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of OSK's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 20.92 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, 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. Today's price is 43.66 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 7.08 percent. 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.