Triton International (TRTN) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

News headlines about Triton International (NYSE:TRTN) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Triton International earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.1544024887205 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Triton International (NYSE TRTN) opened at $32.00 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $2,525.85, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.26, a P/E/G ratio of 0.78 and a beta of 2.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.13, a quick ratio of 1.58 and a current ratio of 1.58. Triton International has a 12 month low of $22.63 and a 12 month high of $43.85.

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Triton International (NYSE:TRTN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The company reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $313.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $323.26 million. Triton International had a net margin of 29.83% and a return on equity of 10.76%. Triton International’s revenue was up 21.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.21 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Triton International will post 4.03 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 28th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 12th will be paid a $0.45 dividend. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.63%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 9th. Triton International’s dividend payout ratio is currently 40.82%.

TRTN has been the subject of a number of research reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of Triton International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target on shares of Triton International in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $39.00 price target on shares of Triton International in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Triton International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Triton International currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $41.83.

In other news, President Simon R. Vernon sold 12,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.98, for a total value of $374,750.00. Following the sale, the president now owns 160,645 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,816,137.10. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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About Triton International

Triton International Limited engages in the acquisition, leasing, re-leasing, and sale of various intermodal containers and chassis to shipping lines, and freight forwarding companies and manufacturers. It operates in two segments, Equipment Leasing and Equipment Trading. The company primarily leases dry freight containers, refrigerated containers, special containers, tank containers, and chassis, as well as manages containers owned by third parties.

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