Media stories about Komatsu (OTCMKTS:KMTUY) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Komatsu earned a news impact score of 1.86 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave press coverage about the industrial products company an news buzz score of 6 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

KMTUY has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded Komatsu from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, September 24th. Zacks Investment Research cut Komatsu from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 27th.

Shares of KMTUY opened at $24.90 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.76, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. Komatsu has a 1 year low of $23.34 and a 1 year high of $40.43. The stock has a market cap of $23.70 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.24, a P/E/G ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 1.36.

Komatsu (OTCMKTS:KMTUY) last issued its earnings results on Monday, October 29th. The industrial products company reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.02. Komatsu had a return on equity of 12.51% and a net margin of 8.26%. The firm had revenue of $6.03 billion for the quarter. As a group, equities analysts predict that Komatsu will post 2.37 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Komatsu

Komatsu Ltd. manufactures and sells construction, mining, and utility equipment worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Construction, Mining, and Utility Equipment; Retail Finance; and Industrial Machinery and Others. It offers construction and mining equipment, including electric rope shovels, continuous miners, hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, bulldozers, motor graders, dump trucks, mini excavators, utility equipment, and other mining equipment.

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