Schneider National (SNDR) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds

Media stories about Schneider National (NYSE:SNDR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Schneider National earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.8794493837186 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Schneider National (SNDR) opened at $26.42 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 2.12, a quick ratio of 1.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,670.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.03. Schneider National has a 12-month low of $17.69 and a 12-month high of $30.00.

Schneider National (NYSE:SNDR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $1.19 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.15 billion. Schneider National had a return on equity of 10.98% and a net margin of 8.89%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 11.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.31 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Schneider National will post 1.4 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.06 per share. This is a boost from Schneider National’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.05. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.91%. Schneider National’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 21.98%.

SNDR has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 price target on shares of Schneider National in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Wolfe Research cut Schneider National from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Citigroup cut Schneider National from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Morgan Stanley increased their price target on Schneider National from $28.00 to $35.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Schneider National from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $29.70.

In other Schneider National news, CFO Lori A. Lutey sold 70,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.11, for a total transaction of $1,967,700.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 515,838 shares in the company, valued at approximately $14,500,206.18. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

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About Schneider National

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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