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Longbow Research Upgrades PACCAR to ‘Neutral’

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Price movement

PACCAR (PCAR) has a market cap of $22.6 billion. It fell 0.86% to close at $65.74 per share on January 19, 2017. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and year-to-date (or YTD) price movements were -1.6%, 0.98%, and 2.9%, respectively, on the same day.

PCAR is trading 0.10% above its 20-day moving average, 4.0% above its 50-day moving average, and 14.7% above its 200-day moving average.

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Related ETF and peers

The First Trust Nasdaq-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index ETF (QQXT) invests 1.6% of its holdings in PACCAR. The YTD price movement of QQXT was 4.8% on January 19.

The market caps of PACCAR’s competitors are as follows:

  • Cummins (CMI) — $23.7 billion
  • CNH Industrial (CNHI) — $12.0 billion
  • Penske Automotive Group (PAG) — $4.5 billion

PCAR’s rating

On January 19, 2017, Longbow Research upgraded PACCAR’s rating to “neutral” from “underperform.”

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Performance of PACCAR in fiscal 3Q16

PACCAR (PCAR) reported 3Q16 Truck, Parts, and Other net sales and revenues of $4.0 billion, a fall of 13.0% compared to $4.5 billion in 3Q15.

Revenue of Financial Services fell to $296.2 million in 3Q16, a fall of 1.6% compared to 3Q15. Its net income and EPS (earnings per share) fell to $346.2 million and $0.98, respectively, in 3Q16 compared to $431.2 million and $1.21, respectively, in 3Q15.

PACCAR’s cash and marketable debt securities fell 17.1%, and its inventories rose 3.5% between 4Q15 and 3Q16.

Quarterly dividend

PACCAR (PCAR) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.24 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be paid on March 7, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 14, 2017.

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