Short Interest in Komatsu Ltd. (OTCMKTS:KMTUY) Increases By 91.4%

Komatsu Ltd. (OTCMKTS:KMTUYGet Free Report) saw a significant growth in short interest in the month of February. As of February 29th, there was short interest totalling 51,500 shares, a growth of 91.4% from the February 14th total of 26,900 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 122,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 0.4 days.

Komatsu Stock Up 1.7 %

Shares of KMTUY stock traded up $0.47 on Friday, reaching $28.82. 56,507 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 125,923. The company has a market capitalization of $28.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.45, a PEG ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 1.15. The business’s 50 day moving average price is $28.13 and its 200 day moving average price is $26.86. The company has a current ratio of 2.20, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22. Komatsu has a twelve month low of $22.39 and a twelve month high of $31.03.

Komatsu (OTCMKTS:KMTUYGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The industrial products company reported $0.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.68 by $0.03. Komatsu had a return on equity of 14.04% and a net margin of 10.69%. The firm had revenue of $6.58 billion during the quarter. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Komatsu will post 2.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Separately, The Goldman Sachs Group lowered Komatsu from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 14th.

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About Komatsu

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Komatsu Ltd. manufactures and sells construction, mining, and utility equipment; and forest and industrial machinery worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Construction, Mining and Utility Equipment; Retail Finance; and Industrial Machinery and Others. It offers construction and mining equipment, including excavators, wheel loaders, and bulldozers, motor graders, dump truck, rope and hybrid shovels, electric wheel loaders, continuous miners, and jumbo drills; The company also provides forestry equipment, including harvesters, forwarders, feller bunchers, excavators, mini excavators, and forklifts; demolition, waste, and recycling equipment, such as mobile crushers, hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, and mini shovels; material handling equipment; and tunnel-boring machines, pipe layers, towing tractors, and engines.

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