Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Hub Group (HUBG) Stock Price

Media stories about Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hub Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 45.2337602387872 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Hub Group (NASDAQ HUBG) traded down $2.15 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $45.70. 461,152 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 288,635. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,632.31, a P/E ratio of 28.39, a PEG ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 1.40. Hub Group has a 1-year low of $33.17 and a 1-year high of $52.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a quick ratio of 1.19 and a current ratio of 1.19.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on HUBG shares. Cowen reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $40.00 price target on shares of Hub Group in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Buckingham Research started coverage on shares of Hub Group in a report on Friday, October 20th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $43.00 price target on the stock. Stephens reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $57.00 price target (up from $50.00) on shares of Hub Group in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Robert W. Baird raised shares of Hub Group from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $45.00 to $55.00 in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their price target on shares of Hub Group from $40.00 to $48.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hub Group has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $48.42.

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About Hub Group

Hub Group, Inc is an asset-light freight transportation management company. The Company offers intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services. It operates through two business segments: Mode and Hub. The Mode segment markets and operates its freight transportation services, consisting of intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics, primarily through agents entering into contractual arrangements with Mode Transportation, LLC (Mode LLC).

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