Headlines about Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Polaris Industries earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.5681893184294 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) traded up $0.87 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $117.04. 354,067 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 890,152. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 1.11 and a quick ratio of 0.42. Polaris Industries has a 12-month low of $77.91 and a 12-month high of $137.66. The firm has a market capitalization of $7,380.00, a PE ratio of 32.97, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.27.

Polaris Industries (NYSE:PII) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 30th. The company reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.47. Polaris Industries had a net margin of 3.18% and a return on equity of 35.38%. The firm had revenue of $1.43 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.35 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.97 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.5% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that Polaris Industries will post 6.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st will be paid a $0.60 dividend. This is a boost from Polaris Industries’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.58. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.05%. Polaris Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 65.35%.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on PII. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $144.00 target price (up previously from $121.00) on shares of Polaris Industries in a report on Monday, January 29th. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Polaris Industries from an “underperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and set a $127.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, January 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Polaris Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $148.00 target price on the stock in a report on Saturday, January 20th. Stephens set a $133.00 target price on shares of Polaris Industries and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 19th. Finally, Longbow Research raised shares of Polaris Industries from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Fourteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Polaris Industries currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $112.50.

In other Polaris Industries news, insider Stephen L. Eastman sold 1,500 shares of Polaris Industries stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $127.72, for a total transaction of $191,580.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 8,846 shares in the company, valued at $1,129,811.12. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, SVP James P. Williams sold 20,000 shares of Polaris Industries stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $127.08, for a total transaction of $2,541,600.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 22,664 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,880,141.12. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.20% of the company’s stock.

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Polaris Industries Company Profile

Polaris Industries Inc designs, engineers and manufactures powersports vehicles, which include Off-Road Vehicles (ORV), including All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) and side-by-side vehicles for recreational and utility use; Snowmobiles, Motorcycles and Global Adjacent Markets vehicles, including Work and Transportation and military vehicles.

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