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-A relatively mild CEO warning about 2020 sent the stock reeling over 10%

-OSK raised guidance and has a sizeable backlog of $5 billion; a $110-$120 stock?

-OSK’s mix of mission critical vehicle businesses bodes well for long term growth

What’s the power of a few words? The recent sharp drop in the stock price of Oshkosh (ticker: OSK) shows pretty convincingly that Mr. Market (too) often shoots first and asks questions later.  In the case of Oshkosh, on August 1, the company gave out a cautious comment on 2020 about one of its main businesses, which knocked the stock. Admittedly, it was a bad day for the market, too.  However,  a deeper look into the OSK selloff suggests Mr. Market’s kneejerk emotional reaction has provided a relatively inexpensive long term entry point for the stock of an extraordinary industrial company.

OK. First, what’s with the name, Oshkosh? Really? I know it sounds like a company that makes infant toys, but the truth is OSK is one of the biggest yet relatively unknown makers of specialized, defense and emergency vehicles and equipment. It’s mission critical stuff, from Department of Defense heavy and medium transports to firefighting trucks and emergency response vehicles and even concrete mixer trucks. The name...

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