News articles about Winnebago Industries (NYSE:WGO) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Winnebago Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.2180695819715 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Winnebago Industries (WGO) opened at $45.30 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.88. Winnebago Industries has a 12 month low of $24.15 and a 12 month high of $58.65. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,440.00, a PE ratio of 18.57 and a beta of 1.79.

Winnebago Industries (NYSE:WGO) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, December 20th. The construction company reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $450.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $387.12 million. Winnebago Industries had a return on equity of 21.47% and a net margin of 4.43%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 83.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.42 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Winnebago Industries will post 3.05 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 24th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 10th were paid a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, January 9th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.88%. Winnebago Industries’s payout ratio is 16.39%.

Winnebago Industries announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Thursday, October 19th that permits the company to repurchase $70.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the construction company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on WGO shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Winnebago Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. Robert W. Baird lifted their target price on Winnebago Industries from $48.00 to $52.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $52.00 target price on shares of Winnebago Industries in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $53.00 target price (up previously from $45.00) on shares of Winnebago Industries in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, ValuEngine raised Winnebago Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $51.67.

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About Winnebago Industries

Winnebago Industries, Inc is a manufacturer of recreation vehicles (RVs) used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets motorized and towable recreation products along with supporting products and services. Its other products manufactured by the Company consist of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, including extruded aluminum and other component products for other manufacturers and commercial vehicles.

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