Generac Holdlings (GNRC) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

Press coverage about Generac Holdlings (NYSE:GNRC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Generac Holdlings earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.5104347758957 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Generac Holdlings (GNRC) traded up $0.79 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $50.19. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 471,904 shares, compared to its average volume of 463,436. Generac Holdlings has a 52 week low of $33.77 and a 52 week high of $53.78. The company has a current ratio of 1.77, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.92. The stock has a market cap of $3,120.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.73, a P/E/G ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 1.71.

Generac Holdlings (NYSE:GNRC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The technology company reported $0.93 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.04. Generac Holdlings had a return on equity of 46.06% and a net margin of 7.47%. The company had revenue of $457.25 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $420.42 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.82 EPS. Generac Holdlings’s quarterly revenue was up 22.5% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Generac Holdlings will post 3.22 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. TheStreet upgraded Generac Holdlings from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. BidaskClub upgraded Generac Holdlings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Generac Holdlings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. ValuEngine lowered Generac Holdlings from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a “hold” rating and issued a $48.00 price target on shares of Generac Holdlings in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $53.00.

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In other news, CEO Aaron Jagdfeld sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.44, for a total transaction of $202,200.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,039,911 shares in the company, valued at approximately $42,054,000.84. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CMO Russell S. Minick sold 24,085 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.92, for a total value of $1,226,408.20. Following the transaction, the chief marketing officer now owns 39,369 shares in the company, valued at $2,004,669.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 39,085 shares of company stock valued at $1,927,408. 3.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Generac Holdlings Company Profile

Generac Holdings Inc (Generac) is a designer and manufacturer of power generation equipment and other engine powered products. The Company serves the residential, light commercial, industrial, oil and gas, and construction markets. Its segments include Domestic and International. The Domestic segment includes the Generac business.

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