Oshkosh Corp. (NYSE:OSK) was up 2.6% on Thursday . The company traded as high as $48.92 and last traded at $48.87, with a volume of 618,882 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $47.65.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on OSK shares. Barrington Research boosted their price target on shares of Oshkosh Corp. to $45.00 in a research report on Friday, March 25th. Citigroup Inc. upped their target price on shares of Oshkosh Corp. from $38.00 to $55.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 29th. TheStreet raised shares of Oshkosh Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 28th. Standpoint Research cut shares of Oshkosh Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 29th. Finally, Macquarie assumed coverage on shares of Oshkosh Corp. in a report on Monday, May 23rd. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $45.38.

The company’s 50 day moving average is $47.13 and its 200-day moving average is $40.85. The firm has a market cap of $3.59 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.75.

Oshkosh Corp. (NYSE:OSK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $0.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.33. The business earned $1.52 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.37 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.81 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Oshkosh Corp. will post $2.61 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, VP Marek W. May sold 1,667 shares of Oshkosh Corp. stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.43, for a total value of $79,065.81. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 13,593 shares in the company, valued at approximately $644,715.99. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Richard M. Donnelly sold 900 shares of Oshkosh Corp. stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.39, for a total transaction of $40,851.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 31,454 shares in the company, valued at $1,427,697.06. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of OSK. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of Oshkosh Corp. by 24.6% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,883,138 shares of the company’s stock valued at $73,519,000 after buying an additional 371,855 shares in the last quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. increased its stake in shares of Oshkosh Corp. by 8.2% in the fourth quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 40,198 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,568,000 after buying an additional 3,052 shares in the last quarter. Bragg Financial Advisors Inc increased its stake in shares of Oshkosh Corp. by 29.8% in the fourth quarter. Bragg Financial Advisors Inc now owns 62,312 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,433,000 after buying an additional 14,316 shares in the last quarter. Harris Associates L P increased its stake in shares of Oshkosh Corp. by 349.6% in the fourth quarter. Harris Associates L P now owns 1,292,700 shares of the company’s stock valued at $50,467,000 after buying an additional 1,005,150 shares in the last quarter. Finally, RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Oshkosh Corp. by 22.7% in the fourth quarter. RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC now owns 1,606,250 shares of the company’s stock valued at $62,708,000 after buying an additional 296,650 shares in the last quarter.

Oshkosh Corporation is a manufacturer and marketer of access equipment, specialty vehicles and truck bodies for the primary markets of defense, concrete placement, refuse hauling, access equipment, and fire and emergency. The company’s brands include Oshkosh, JLG, Pierce, McNeilus, IMT, Frontline, Jerr-Dan, CON-E-CO and London.

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