Student Transportation (NASDAQ:STB) Receives Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.09

Headlines about Student Transportation (NASDAQ:STB) (TSE:STB) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty 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. Student Transportation earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 48.6940370374433 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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Student Transportation (NASDAQ STB) remained flat at $$7.52 during trading on Tuesday. The company had a trading volume of 304,951 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,048,086. The company has a current ratio of 2.19, a quick ratio of 2.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.04. The company has a market cap of $714.09, a PE ratio of 28.92 and a beta of 0.34. Student Transportation has a 52 week low of $5.45 and a 52 week high of $7.54.

Student Transportation (NASDAQ:STB) (TSE:STB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 9th. The transportation company reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $193.86 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $186.40 million. Student Transportation had a return on equity of 10.61% and a net margin of 4.08%. research analysts forecast that Student Transportation will post 0.16 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 31st will be paid a $0.0367 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 30th. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.85%. Student Transportation’s payout ratio is currently 169.24%.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Student Transportation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Student Transportation from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $7.25 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Barrington Research downgraded Student Transportation from an “outperform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, Raymond James Financial reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $7.50 target price on shares of Student Transportation in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.21.

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Student Transportation Company Profile

Student Transportation Inc is a Canada-based company engaged in providing school bus transportation services in North America. The Company provides school bus and management services to public and private schools in North America and offers services, such as contracted services, special needs transportation, charter services, direct to parent and used bus sales.

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