PACCAR (PCAR) Earns Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.13

News headlines about PACCAR (NASDAQ:PCAR) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring 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 closest to one being the most favorable. PACCAR earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9473968846494 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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Shares of NASDAQ PCAR traded up $1.67 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $66.17. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,905,984 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,299,326. PACCAR has a one year low of $61.93 and a one year high of $79.69. The company has a quick ratio of 2.34, a current ratio of 2.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74. The firm has a market cap of $23,297.53, a P/E ratio of 15.53, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.21.

PACCAR (NASDAQ:PCAR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The company reported $1.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.12 by $0.06. PACCAR had a net margin of 8.61% and a return on equity of 19.65%. The company had revenue of $5.12 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.87 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.82 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 36.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that PACCAR will post 5.35 EPS for the current year.

PCAR has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Piper Jaffray set a $67.00 target price on shares of PACCAR and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 10th. Bank of America upgraded shares of PACCAR from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on shares of PACCAR in a research note on Friday, March 2nd. They issued an “underweight” rating and a $69.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of PACCAR from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Finally, Wells Fargo boosted their target price on shares of PACCAR from $75.00 to $80.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $76.24.

In other PACCAR news, VP Marco A. Davila purchased 570 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 16th. The shares were bought at an average price of $69.05 per share, with a total value of $39,358.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 7,536 shares in the company, valued at approximately $520,360.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Insiders own 2.64% of the company’s stock.

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PACCAR Company Profile

PACCAR Inc (PACCAR) is a technology company. The Company’s segments include Truck, Parts and Financial Services. The Truck segment includes the design, manufacture and distribution of light-, medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks. The Company’s trucks are marketed under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates.

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