American Railcar Industries (ARII) Earns Media Sentiment Score of -0.01

Media stories about American Railcar Industries (NASDAQ:ARII) have been trending somewhat negative on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Railcar Industries earned a media sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 46.6154470206367 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on ARII. Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of American Railcar Industries in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. BidaskClub raised shares of American Railcar Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. ValuEngine raised shares of American Railcar Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of American Railcar Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, Buckingham Research increased their price target on shares of American Railcar Industries from $38.00 to $39.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. American Railcar Industries presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $39.33.

Shares of American Railcar Industries (NASDAQ ARII) traded up $0.01 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $37.77. 38,200 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 97,014. American Railcar Industries has a fifty-two week low of $34.29 and a fifty-two week high of $51.10. The company has a market capitalization of $720.61, a P/E ratio of 13.53 and a beta of 2.43. The company has a quick ratio of 2.13, a current ratio of 3.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94.

American Railcar Industries (NASDAQ:ARII) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The transportation company reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by ($0.11). American Railcar Industries had a net margin of 10.28% and a return on equity of 9.66%. The business had revenue of $120.75 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $123.63 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.94 EPS. American Railcar Industries’s revenue for the quarter was down 16.7% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that American Railcar Industries will post 2.07 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.24%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 7th. American Railcar Industries’s dividend payout ratio is 58.39%.

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About American Railcar Industries

American Railcar Industries, Inc is a designer and manufacturer of hopper and tank railcars. The Company designs and manufactures railcars and a range of components for the North American railcar and industrial markets. It operates through three segments: manufacturing, railcar leasing and railcar services.

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