News articles about Schneider National (NYSE:SNDR) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Schneider National earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 45.602522498602 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Several research firms recently commented on SNDR. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Schneider National from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 price target (up previously from $24.00) on shares of Schneider National in a research report on Friday, September 29th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 price target on shares of Schneider National in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Schneider National in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Finally, Citigroup downgraded shares of Schneider National from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $26.10.
Shares of Schneider National (NYSE SNDR) traded up $0.08 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $28.05. 530,825 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 807,576. The stock has a market cap of $4,960.00 and a P/E ratio of 31.88. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 1.93 and a current ratio of 2.12. Schneider National has a 52 week low of $17.69 and a 52 week high of $29.36.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, January 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th were given a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.71%. Schneider National’s payout ratio is currently 22.73%.
In other news, EVP Paul J. Kardish sold 85,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.12, for a total transaction of $2,135,200.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 222,432 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,587,491.84. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Christopher B. Lofgren sold 600,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.20, for a total transaction of $14,520,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,597,420 shares in the company, valued at $38,657,564. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 1,258,500 shares of company stock valued at $30,533,900.
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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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