Schneider National (NYSE:SNDR) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.15

News coverage about Schneider National (NYSE:SNDR) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to 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 news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.4304573932217 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on SNDR. Wolfe Research lowered Schneider National from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Credit Suisse Group upped their price objective on Schneider National from $31.00 to $32.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Morgan Stanley increased their price target on Schneider National from $28.00 to $35.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $32.00 price target on shares of Schneider National in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Stephens reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on shares of Schneider National in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Schneider National has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $29.70.

Schneider National (NYSE SNDR) opened at $26.81 on Friday. Schneider National has a 52 week low of $17.69 and a 52 week high of $30.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 1.93 and a current ratio of 2.12. The company has a market capitalization of $4,742.13 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.08.

Schneider National (NYSE:SNDR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. Schneider National had a return on equity of 10.98% and a net margin of 8.89%. The firm had revenue of $1.19 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.15 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.31 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 11.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Schneider National will post 1.4 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 9th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be paid a $0.06 dividend. This is a positive change from Schneider National’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.05. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.90%. Schneider National’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 9.01%.

In related news, CFO Lori A. Lutey sold 70,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.11, for a total transaction of $1,967,700.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 515,838 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,500,206.18. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

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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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