Saia (SAIA) Earns News Impact Rating of 0.15

News coverage about Saia (NASDAQ:SAIA) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. 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. Saia earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 47.5449113889178 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Saia (NASDAQ:SAIA) opened at $71.05 on Thursday. Saia has a 52 week low of $41.28 and a 52 week high of $72.40. The company has a current ratio of 1.09, a quick ratio of 1.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21. The company has a market cap of $1,803.44, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.32 and a beta of 0.90.

Saia (NASDAQ:SAIA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The transportation company reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.56 by ($0.01). Saia had a net margin of 4.05% and a return on equity of 10.61%. The company had revenue of $350.06 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $344.46 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.54 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 10.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Saia will post 2.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts recently commented on the stock. Wolfe Research downgraded shares of Saia from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Saia from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $55.00 price target on shares of Saia in a report on Friday, September 8th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on shares of Saia from $60.00 to $61.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Saia from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Saia currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $56.00.

In other Saia news, insider Stephanie Maschmeier sold 4,090 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.00, for a total transaction of $265,850.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 7,316 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $475,540. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP Frederick J. Holzgrefe III sold 1,322 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.53, for a total transaction of $85,308.66. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 31,668 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,043,536.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 53,405 shares of company stock worth $3,451,982. Insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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About Saia

Saia, Inc is a transportation company. The Company provides regional and interregional less-than-truckload (LTL) services. The Company also offers a range of other value-added services, including non-asset truckload, expedited and logistics services across the United States. The Company’s subsidiary Saia Motor Freight Line, LLC (Saia LTL Freight) is a LTL carrier.

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