Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Schneider National (SNDR) Stock Price

News articles about Schneider National (NYSE:SNDR) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Schneider National earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.1832398223082 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

NYSE SNDR traded down $0.94 during trading on Friday, hitting $24.90. The stock had a trading volume of 1,120,645 shares, compared to its average volume of 543,295. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22, a current ratio of 2.37 and a quick ratio of 2.19. Schneider National has a one year low of $17.69 and a one year high of $30.00. The company has a market cap of $4,571.46 and a P/E ratio of 26.49.

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Schneider National (NYSE:SNDR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.32 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $1.19 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.15 billion. Schneider National had a net margin of 8.89% and a return on equity of 10.24%. Schneider National’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.31 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that Schneider National will post 1.41 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 9th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 15th will be paid a $0.06 dividend. This is an increase from Schneider National’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.05. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.96%. Schneider National’s payout ratio is 25.53%.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Wolfe Research lowered Schneider National from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Bank of America raised their price objective on Schneider National from $32.00 to $33.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Stephens restated a “hold” rating and set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Schneider National in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 price target on shares of Schneider National in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Schneider National from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Schneider National currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $29.80.

In other Schneider National news, CFO Lori A. Lutey sold 70,000 shares of Schneider National stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.11, for a total value of $1,967,700.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 515,838 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $14,500,206.18. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 43.46% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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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