Paccar (NASDAQ:PCAR) Declares Quarterly Results; Profit Tumbles Yet Beats Forecasts – PCAR, NAV, WNC, OSK

Paccar Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR) declared on Thursday that earning was $253.5 million or $0.72 a share in the fiscal Q4 of 2012, evaluated against a $327.7 million or $0.91 a share in similar period of previous year.

Thomson Reuters 20 analysts’ survey on average forecasted earnings of $0.68 per share for the three months period. Analysts’ forecasts usually exclude special items.

The Bellevue, Washington based company announced net sales and financial service revenues totaled $3.99 billion for fiscal fourth-quarter, evaluated against $4.85 billion for the similar quarter a year ago. Analysts forecasted revenues of $3.63 billion for the three months period.

Shifting reader’s focus to broader market, let us consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Navistar International Corp (NYSE:NAV) fell -1.06% to settle at $26.09, Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC) moved down -2.45% to end at $10.35 while Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) plunged -1.26% to finish at $39.18 on Thursday.

PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR) on Jan 31, 2013 decreased -2.26% to the closing price of $47.06. The overall volume in the last trading session was 3.74 million shares. Its fifty two weeks range was $35.21 – $48.75. The total market capitalization remained at $16.61 billion.

PCAR is ahead of its 52-week low with 34.93% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -3.27%. PCAR’s last month’s stock price volatility remained 1.65%. In its share capital PCAR has 353.03 million outstanding shares, among them 344.77 million shares have been floated in market exchange. PCAR’s stock’s institutional ownership remained 58.44% while insider ownership included 1.36%.

The stock price of PCAR is moving forward from its 20 days moving average with 0.78% and remote positively from 50 days moving average with 4.45%. PCAR’s current year’s earnings per share experienced an addition with 128.90% while its current quarter performance remained at 9.09%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.44. Beta factors measure the amount of market risk associated with market trade.

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