Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact ZTO Express (NYSE:ZTO) Share Price

Media headlines about ZTO Express (NYSE:ZTO) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. ZTO Express earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 46.3534950424389 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of ZTO Express from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Saturday, February 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.33.

ZTO traded down $0.25 on Friday, reaching $14.90. 1,926,578 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,143,801. The company has a market capitalization of $7,684.44, a PE ratio of 21.59 and a beta of 0.21. ZTO Express has a 52-week low of $11.92 and a 52-week high of $18.08.

ZTO Express (NYSE:ZTO) last released its earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The transportation company reported $1.71 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by $1.43. The firm had revenue of $4.33 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.06 billion. ZTO Express had a net margin of 24.26% and a return on equity of 15.52%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 35.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.04 EPS. equities analysts predict that ZTO Express will post 0.87 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 23rd were issued a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 22nd.

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About ZTO Express

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides express delivery and other value-added logistics services in China. It offers delivery services for e-commerce merchants, traditional merchants, and other express service users, as well as through business partners. As of December 31, 2016, the company operated a fleet of approximately 2,900 self-owned trucks.

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