News articles about Ryder System (NYSE:R) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ryder System earned a news impact score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 44.7558489699159 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

Ryder System (R) opened at $88.82 on Monday. 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 stock has a market cap of $4,702.84, a PE ratio of 24.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.05 and a beta of 1.52. Ryder System has a one year low of $62.52 and a one year high of $90.02.

Ryder System (NYSE:R) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The transportation company reported $1.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.29 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $1.85 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.80 billion. Ryder System had a net margin of 2.75% and a return on equity of 10.72%. Ryder System’s revenue was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.67 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Ryder System will post 4.51 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Ryder System declared that its board has initiated a share repurchase plan on Thursday, December 14th that permits the company to buyback 1,500,000 shares. This buyback authorization permits the transportation company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally a sign that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

Several research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ryder System from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Ryder System from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $98.00 price target (up from $84.00) on shares of Ryder System in a report on Monday, October 2nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their target price on shares of Ryder System from $69.00 to $82.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Aegis reissued a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 target price (up from $84.00) on shares of Ryder System in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $88.71.

In other news, EVP John J. Gleason sold 8,760 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.30, for a total value of $685,908.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, EVP Robert D. Fatovic sold 17,755 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.44, for a total transaction of $1,463,722.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 63,633 shares of company stock valued at $5,174,795 over the last three months. 1.95% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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.

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