Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R) CMO Karen M. Jones sold 4,790 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.78, for a total transaction of $391,726.20. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R) opened at $82.34 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.39, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 1.02. The company has a market cap of $4,359.74, a PE ratio of 19.51, a P/E/G ratio of 1.22 and a beta of 1.51.

Ryder System (NYSE:R) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The transportation company reported $1.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.29 by $0.04. Ryder System had a net margin of 2.75% and a return on equity of 10.72%. The firm had revenue of $1.85 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.80 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.67 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Ryder System, Inc. will post 4.5 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Monday, November 20th will be given a dividend of $0.46 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 17th. This represents a $1.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.23%. Ryder System’s payout ratio is 49.86%.

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Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in Ryder System during the second quarter valued at approximately $109,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its position in Ryder System by 8.7% during the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 1,953 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $141,000 after acquiring an additional 156 shares during the last quarter. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC lifted its position in Ryder System by 1.1% during the second quarter. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 2,160 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $156,000 after acquiring an additional 24 shares during the last quarter. Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. lifted its position in Ryder System by 94.7% during the second quarter. Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. now owns 2,550 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $183,000 after acquiring an additional 1,240 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Clear Investment Research LLC purchased a new stake in Ryder System during the second quarter valued at approximately $190,000. 89.64% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Ryder System from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Ryder System from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Ryder System from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Buckingham Research upped their target price on shares of Ryder System from $92.00 to $93.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $98.00 price objective (up from $84.00) on shares of Ryder System in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $85.00.

Ryder System Company Profile

Ryder System, Inc is engaged in offering transportation and supply chain management solutions. The Company operates through three segments: Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), which provides leasing, commercial rental, contract maintenance, and contract-related maintenance of trucks, tractors and trailers to customers principally in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom; Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS), which provides vehicles and drivers as part of a dedicated transportation solution in the United States, and Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), which provides supply chain solutions, including distribution and transportation services in North America and Asia.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Ryder System (NYSE:R)

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