News headlines about American Railcar Industries (NASDAQ:ARII) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Railcar Industries earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 46.581849929062 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of American Railcar Industries (NASDAQ:ARII) opened at $40.25 on Wednesday. American Railcar Industries has a one year low of $34.29 and a one year high of $51.10. The company has a quick ratio of 2.13, a current ratio of 3.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94. The company has a market capitalization of $762.40, a PE ratio of 14.32 and a beta of 2.42.

American Railcar Industries (NASDAQ:ARII) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The transportation company reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.57 by ($0.11). The company had revenue of $120.75 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $123.63 million. American Railcar Industries had a return on equity of 9.66% and a net margin of 10.28%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 16.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.94 EPS. research analysts expect that American Railcar Industries will post 2.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 22nd. Investors of record on Friday, December 8th will be issued a $0.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 7th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.98%. American Railcar Industries’s payout ratio is 58.39%.

ARII has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub downgraded American Railcar Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. ValuEngine upgraded American Railcar Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded American Railcar Industries from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and issued a $44.00 target price on shares of American Railcar Industries in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Buckingham Research upped their target price on American Railcar Industries from $38.00 to $39.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $39.33.

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About American Railcar Industries

American Railcar Industries, Inc is a designer and manufacturer of hopper and tank railcars. The Company designs and manufactures railcars and a range of components for the North American railcar and industrial markets. It operates through three segments: manufacturing, railcar leasing and railcar services.

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