Wabash National (WNC) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.29

Headlines about Wabash National (NYSE:WNC) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Wabash National earned a media sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.7443811480982 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on WNC. ValuEngine lowered Wabash National from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. OTR Global upgraded Wabash National to a “positive” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Wabash National from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus set a $25.00 target price on Wabash National and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets increased their target price on Wabash National to $24.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Wabash National has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $26.40.

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Wabash National (NYSE WNC) opened at $22.15 on Monday. Wabash National has a one year low of $18.25 and a one year high of $26.54. The company has a quick ratio of 1.39, a current ratio of 2.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00. The firm has a market cap of $1,276.95, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.44, a PEG ratio of 0.52 and a beta of 1.82.

Wabash National (NYSE:WNC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The company reported $0.36 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ 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 the consensus estimate of $517.96 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.38 earnings per share. Wabash National’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.6% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Wabash National will post 1.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 26th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 5th will be paid a $0.075 dividend. This represents a $0.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.35%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 4th. Wabash National’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 16.85%.

In other news, CEO Richard J. Giromini sold 58,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction 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 transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 803,680 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $20,124,147.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 2.90% of the company’s stock.

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About Wabash National

Wabash National Corporation is a diversified industrial manufacturer and producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems. The Company’s segments include Commercial Trailer Products; Diversified Products, and Corporate and Eliminations segment. The Company designs, manufactures and markets a range of products, including dry freight and refrigerated trailers, platform trailers, bulk tank trailers, dry and refrigerated truck bodies, truck-mounted tanks, intermodal equipment, aircraft refueling equipment, structural composite panels and products, trailer aerodynamic solutions, and specialty food grade and pharmaceutical equipment.

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