Why Shares of Oshkosh Jumped Today

Why Shares of Oshkosh Jumped Today

Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.

What: Shares of equipment maker Oshkosh jumped 10% today after the company released second-quarter earnings.

So what: Revenue rose 2% to $2.20 billion, which was well ahead of the $2.10 billion expected from analysts. Net income more than doubled to $148.4 million, or $1.67 per share, also well ahead of estimates of $1.07 from Wall Street.

Now what: It should be no surprise that defense sales fell 8% and were the biggest drag on earnings this quarter. But access equipment, like scissor lifts and aerial platforms, rose 16% and showed some resiliency in the construction market. Shares now trade at 11 times trailing earnings and, given the momentum on the bottom line, I think there's still room for the stock to run.

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