Media stories about Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog 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. Hub Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the transportation company an impact score of 49.1668273196378 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Stocks To Watch: Hub Group Sees RS Rating Jump To 81 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Hub Group Delivers Message of Hope and Action with Year Three of #CauseContainer (finance.yahoo.com)
- Hub Group, Inc. (HUBG) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- ETFs with exposure to Hub Group, Inc. : October 31, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Hub Group, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:HUBG) : October 31, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
A number of research analysts have weighed in on HUBG shares. Cowen and Company reduced their price target on shares of Hub Group from $42.00 to $40.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Barclays PLC dropped their price objective on shares of Hub Group from $40.00 to $38.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Hub Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. BidaskClub lowered shares of Hub Group from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Hub Group in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hub Group currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $45.36.
Shares of Hub Group (HUBG) traded up $0.75 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $44.30. 320,633 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 440,022. The company has a quick ratio of 1.54, a current ratio of 1.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33. The firm has a market cap of $1.48 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 1.46.
Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The transportation company reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.40 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $1.05 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.03 billion. Hub Group had a net margin of 1.39% and a return on equity of 8.87%. The business’s revenue was up 13.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.54 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Hub Group will post 1.67 earnings per share for the current year.
In related news, Director Charles R. Reaves sold 6,000 shares of Hub Group stock in a transaction on Monday, August 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.60, for a total value of $225,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 67,947 shares in the company, valued at $2,554,807.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 5.36% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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About Hub Group
Hub Group, Inc is an asset-light freight transportation management company. The Company offers intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services. It operates through two business segments: Mode and Hub. The Mode segment markets and operates its freight transportation services, consisting of intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics, primarily through agents entering into contractual arrangements with Mode Transportation, LLC (Mode LLC).
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