Hub Group (HUBG) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.18

News coverage about Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hub Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 45.7564520492966 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

HUBG has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub raised shares of Hub Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. KeyCorp reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Hub Group in a report on Friday, August 25th. Cowen reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $40.00 price target on shares of Hub Group in a report on Monday, August 28th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of Hub Group in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Hub Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, September 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $45.36.

Shares of Hub Group (NASDAQ HUBG) opened at $46.65 on Thursday. Hub Group has a 12 month low of $33.17 and a 12 month high of $52.50. The stock has a market cap of $1,623.78, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.84, a PEG ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 1.49. The company has a quick ratio of 1.19, a current ratio of 1.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33.

Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The transportation company reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.06. Hub Group had a net margin of 1.39% and a return on equity of 8.87%. The company had revenue of $1.05 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.03 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.54 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 13.0% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Hub Group will post 1.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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