NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of PACCAR (PCAR - Get Report) are lower by 0.06% to $46.89 in midday trading on Thursday, ahead of the company's 2015 fourth quarter earnings results, which are due out before the market open on Friday.
The Bellevue, WA-based company has been forecast by analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters to report earnings of $1.02 per share on revenue of $4.26 billion for the most recent quarter.
The company reported earnings of $1.11 per diluted share on revenue of $5.12 billion, during the same quarter last year.
Through its subsidiaries, PACCAR is a manufacturer of light, medium and heavy-duty trucks. The company also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services, information technology and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings Team has a "hold" rating with a score of C+ on the stock.
The primary factors that have impacted the rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks.
The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity.
As a counter to these strengths, the team also finds weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins.
Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.
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