Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect YRC Worldwide (YRCW) Share Price
News articles about YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. YRC Worldwide earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 45.3782919080064 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- YRC Worldwide (YRCW) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- YRC Worldwide (YRCW) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- YRC Worldwide Inc (YRCW) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- YRC Worldwide Schedules Fourth Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call (finance.yahoo.com)
- YRC Worldwide Inc (YRCW) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $1.22 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) traded down $0.21 on Wednesday, reaching $15.34. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 935,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 564,940. The company has a current ratio of 1.39, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.26. YRC Worldwide has a 1-year low of $7.36 and a 1-year high of $15.80. The stock has a market cap of $511.82, a P/E ratio of -43.83 and a beta of 3.73.
Several analysts have commented on the company. BidaskClub downgraded YRC Worldwide from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 target price (down from $19.00) on shares of YRC Worldwide in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. ValuEngine downgraded YRC Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded YRC Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Stephens reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of YRC Worldwide in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.60.
In other news, Director William Robert Davidson sold 3,921 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.40, for a total transaction of $52,541.40. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 30,195 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $404,613. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Justin M. Hall purchased 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $11.09 per share, for a total transaction of $55,450.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 3.70% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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YRC Worldwide Company Profile
YRC Worldwide Inc is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, offers its customers a range of transportation services. The Company operates through two segments: YRC Freight and Regional Transportation. The Company has less-than-truckload (LTL) networks in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities.
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