Press coverage about Schneider National (NYSE:SNDR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Schneider National earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.5444322628554 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
SNDR has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Buckingham Research initiated coverage on shares of Schneider National in a research note on Friday, October 20th. They set a “buy” rating and a $29.00 price objective on the stock. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Schneider National in a research note on Friday, October 6th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Schneider National from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on shares of Schneider National from $26.00 to $28.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, KeyCorp initiated coverage on shares of Schneider National in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. They set a “sector weight” rating on the stock. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $26.10.
Schneider National (NYSE SNDR) opened at $28.98 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 2.12, a quick ratio of 1.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26. Schneider National has a 52 week low of $17.69 and a 52 week high of $29.36. The company has a market cap of $5,140.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.93.
Schneider National (NYSE:SNDR) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by ($0.02). Schneider National had a return on equity of 10.79% and a net margin of 3.61%. The business had revenue of $1.11 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.10 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.24 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Schneider National will post 0.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, January 8th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th were given a $0.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.69%. Schneider National’s payout ratio is currently 22.73%.
In other news, Director Thomas A. Gannon sold 256,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.20, for a total value of $6,195,200.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 682,991 shares in the company, valued at approximately $16,528,382.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider Steven J. Matheys sold 62,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.20, for a total transaction of $1,512,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 816,014 shares in the company, valued at $19,747,538.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 1,258,500 shares of company stock worth $30,533,900.
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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