Media coverage about ZTO Express (Cayman) (NYSE:ZTO) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ZTO Express (Cayman) earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 45.0418507299739 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Trader’s Buzzers: Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT), ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE:ZTO) – The Oracle Examiner (oracleexaminer.com)
- ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (ZTO) Stock price down move to its 20 SMA, receiving consideration form Day Traders – Analyst Recommendation (press release) (blog) (analystrecommendation.com)
- ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (ZTO) Is Standing to Counter Long-Term Compulsion – Stock News Stop (stockmarketstop.com)
- ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE:ZTO) – Glowing Stock’s Review – Nasdaq Journal (nasdaqjournal.com)
- ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc (ZTO) Declares $0.20 Special Dividend (americanbankingnews.com)
Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ZTO Express (Cayman) from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 target price for the company in a research note on Saturday, February 10th. UBS Group cut shares of ZTO Express (Cayman) from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 24th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $16.33.
ZTO Express (Cayman) (NYSE:ZTO) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The transportation company reported $1.71 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by $1.43. ZTO Express (Cayman) had a net margin of 24.26% and a return on equity of 15.88%. The company had revenue of $4.33 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.06 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.04 earnings per share. ZTO Express (Cayman)’s quarterly revenue was up 35.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that ZTO Express will post 0.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a special dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 22nd.
ZTO Express (Cayman) 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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