FreightCar America (RAIL) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.05

News stories about FreightCar America (NASDAQ:RAIL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FreightCar America earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 45.7445294307196 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

FreightCar America (NASDAQ RAIL) traded down $0.28 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $16.78. 102,237 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 81,893. FreightCar America has a fifty-two week low of $12.07 and a fifty-two week high of $20.46. The firm has a market capitalization of $211.47, a price-to-earnings ratio of -18.24 and a beta of 1.65.

FreightCar America (NASDAQ:RAIL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The transportation company reported ($0.73) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.10) by ($0.63). The business had revenue of $72.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $87.20 million. FreightCar America had a negative return on equity of 2.56% and a negative net margin of 2.44%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 36.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that FreightCar America will post -0.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts recently commented on RAIL shares. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on shares of FreightCar America in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of FreightCar America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.25.

In other FreightCar America news, Director S Carl Soderstrom, Jr. sold 2,500 shares of FreightCar America stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.71, for a total value of $39,275.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director S Carl Soderstrom, Jr. sold 2,000 shares of FreightCar America stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.01, for a total transaction of $30,020.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 18,204 shares in the company, valued at approximately $273,242.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 11,500 shares of company stock worth $179,090. 4.13% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About FreightCar America

FreightCar America, Inc is a manufacturer of railcars and railcar components. The Company operates in the Manufacturing segment. The Company designs and manufactures a range of railcar types for transportation of bulk commodities and containerized freight products primarily in North America, including open top hoppers, covered hoppers, and gondolas along with intermodal and non-intermodal flat cars.

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