Media headlines about Student Transportation (NASDAQ:STB) (TSE:STB) have been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Student Transportation earned a coverage optimism score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 45.6812614017786 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Student Transportation (NASDAQ STB) traded up $0.02 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $6.04. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 128,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 154,331. The company has a current ratio of 1.91, a quick ratio of 1.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.46. Student Transportation has a 52 week low of $5.39 and a 52 week high of $6.28. The company has a market cap of $573.09, a P/E ratio of 50.33 and a beta of 0.70.

Student Transportation (NASDAQ:STB) (TSE:STB) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The transportation company reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.12) by $0.04. Student Transportation had a return on equity of 8.30% and a net margin of 1.59%. The company had revenue of $107.43 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $106.57 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.13) EPS. Student Transportation’s quarterly revenue was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Student Transportation will post 0.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.0367 per share. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th. Student Transportation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 366.67%.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. BidaskClub lowered Student Transportation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Student Transportation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $7.12.

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About Student Transportation

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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