Media headlines about Schneider National (NYSE:SNDR) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Schneider National earned a news impact score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.8504216169261 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Several equities analysts recently commented on SNDR shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Schneider National from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Buckingham Research started coverage on Schneider National in a research report on Friday, October 20th. They set a “buy” rating and a $29.00 target price for the company. BidaskClub upgraded Schneider National from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 target price on shares of Schneider National in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their target price on Schneider National from $26.00 to $28.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $25.11.

Shares of Schneider National (NYSE:SNDR) traded up $0.46 on Wednesday, reaching $28.96. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 916,677 shares, compared to its average volume of 701,059. The company has a current ratio of 2.12, a quick ratio of 1.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26. Schneider National has a 52-week low of $17.69 and a 52-week high of $29.36. The company has a market cap of $5,040.00 and a P/E ratio of 32.91.

Schneider National (NYSE:SNDR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by ($0.02). Schneider National had a net margin of 3.61% and a return on equity of 10.79%. The business had revenue of $1.11 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.10 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.24 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Schneider National will post 0.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a $0.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.69%. Schneider National’s payout ratio is 22.73%.

In other news, CEO Christopher B. Lofgren sold 600,000 shares of Schneider National stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.20, for a total value of $14,520,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,597,420 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $38,657,564. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Steven J. Matheys sold 62,500 shares of Schneider National stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.20, for a total value of $1,512,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 816,014 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $19,747,538.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 1,258,500 shares of company stock valued at $30,533,900.

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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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