Zto Express Inc (NYSE:ZTO) was the recipient of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Investors purchased 3,910 put options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 7,419% compared to the typical volume of 52 put options.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Daiwa Capital Markets assumed coverage on shares of Zto Express in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $18.50 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Zto Express from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Macquarie initiated coverage on shares of Zto Express in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $17.30 price target for the company. Finally, initiated coverage on shares of Zto Express in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. They issued a “reduce” rating and a $12.50 price target for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.66.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of ZTO. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased its holdings in shares of Zto Express by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 10,123 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $141,000 after purchasing an additional 123 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of Zto Express by 68.1% in the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 12,292 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $160,000 after purchasing an additional 4,979 shares during the period. FMR LLC acquired a new position in shares of Zto Express in the 2nd quarter valued at about $170,000. Profund Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Zto Express in the 2nd quarter valued at about $176,000. Finally, Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC increased its holdings in shares of Zto Express by 211.0% in the 3rd quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 13,400 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $188,000 after purchasing an additional 9,091 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 25.21% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Zto Express (NYSE:ZTO) opened at $17.01 on Thursday. Zto Express has a 52 week low of $11.14 and a 52 week high of $18.08. The company has a market cap of $12,210.00 and a PE ratio of 30.91.

Zto Express (NYSE:ZTO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 22nd. The transportation company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.14 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $2.97 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.02 billion. Zto Express had a net margin of 22.47% and a return on equity of 13.41%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 29.9% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Zto Express will post 0.62 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Zto Express Company Profile

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc is an express delivery company in China. The Company provides express delivery service through its nationwide network, as well as other value-added logistics services. The Company provides its services for a range of online merchants and consumers transacting on the Chinese e-commerce platforms, such as Alibaba and JD.com.

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