Knight-Swift Transportation (SWFT) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media stories about Knight-Swift Transportation (NYSE:SWFT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Knight-Swift Transportation earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 45.7670716720626 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Knight-Swift Transportation (NYSE:SWFT) traded up $0.20 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $29.49. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 7,296,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,116,678. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.24, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a current ratio of 1.45. Knight-Swift Transportation has a twelve month low of $19.21 and a twelve month high of $29.70.

Several research firms have weighed in on SWFT. BidaskClub upgraded Knight-Swift Transportation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. ValuEngine upgraded Knight-Swift Transportation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Cowen restated a “buy” rating and issued a $25.00 price target on shares of Knight-Swift Transportation in a research note on Monday, August 28th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $28.75.

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About Knight-Swift Transportation

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc, formerly Swift Transportation Company, provides truckload services in North America. The Company also provides rail intermodal and non-asset based freight brokerage and logistics management services. The Company provides its services across United States, Mexico and Canada using its dry van, refrigerated, flatbed and specialized trailers, and intermodal containers.

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