Media stories about Schneider National (NYSE:SNDR) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Schneider National earned a daily sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.0963475542973 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley upped their price target on shares of Schneider National from $26.00 to $28.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. KeyCorp assumed coverage on shares of Schneider National in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. They set a “sector weight” rating for the company. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price target (up previously from $24.00) on shares of Schneider National in a research report on Friday, September 29th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Schneider National from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price target on shares of Schneider National in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $25.11.
Schneider National (NYSE SNDR) traded down $0.47 during trading on Thursday, reaching $27.84. 1,346,900 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 927,633. The stock has a market cap of $4,920.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.64. Schneider National has a one year low of $17.69 and a one year high of $29.36. The company has a quick ratio of 1.93, a current ratio of 2.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26.
Schneider National (NYSE:SNDR) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $1.11 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.10 billion. Schneider National had a return on equity of 10.79% and a net margin of 3.61%. The company’s revenue was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.24 earnings per share. analysts predict that Schneider National will post 0.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 8th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. Schneider National’s dividend payout ratio is 22.73%.
In related news, insider Steven J. Matheys sold 62,500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.20, for a total value of $1,512,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 816,014 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $19,747,538.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Thomas A. Gannon sold 256,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.20, for a total transaction of $6,195,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 682,991 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $16,528,382.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 1,258,500 shares of company stock valued at $30,533,900 over the last three months.
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Schneider National Company Profile
Schneider National, Inc is a provider of transportation, logistics and related services. The Company’s transportation solutions include one-way, intermodal, dedicated, bulk, transport management, trans loading services, international services and Schneider payment services. Its supply chain management and consulting services include logistics solution design, global supply chain services, enterprise and market entry assistance, and sourcing and compliance.
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