News articles about C. H. Robinson (NASDAQ:CHRW) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. C. H. Robinson earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 45.6045546538447 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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CHRW has been the subject of several analyst reports. Citigroup raised shares of C. H. Robinson from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of C. H. Robinson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $99.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Cleveland Research raised shares of C. H. Robinson from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. BidaskClub lowered shares of C. H. Robinson from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Finally, Edward Jones raised shares of C. H. Robinson from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, March 11th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $84.76.

Shares of C. H. Robinson stock traded up $3.35 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $97.62. The company had a trading volume of 2,254,223 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,501,892. The firm has a market capitalization of $13,143.39, a P/E ratio of 28.05, a PEG ratio of 2.34 and a beta of 0.41. The company has a quick ratio of 1.26, a current ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. C. H. Robinson has a 12-month low of $63.41 and a 12-month high of $100.18.

C. H. Robinson (NASDAQ:CHRW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 30th. The transportation company reported $0.99 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $3.96 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.69 billion. C. H. Robinson had a net margin of 3.40% and a return on equity of 36.28%. research analysts anticipate that C. H. Robinson will post 4.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Friday, March 2nd were given a $0.46 dividend. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.88%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 1st. C. H. Robinson’s payout ratio is currently 52.87%.

In related news, CEO John Wiehoff sold 13,946 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.08, for a total value of $1,284,147.68. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Chris Obrien sold 3,909 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.85, for a total transaction of $355,132.65. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 23,149 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,103,086.65. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 29,248 shares of company stock valued at $2,704,578 over the last ninety days. 0.97% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About C. H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc, a third party logistics company, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in various industries worldwide. The company operates through three segments: North American Surface Transportation, Global Forwarding, and Robinson Fresh. It offers transportation and logistics services, such as truckload; less than truckload transportation which include the shipment of single or multiple pallets of freight; intermodal transportation, which is shipment service of freight in trailers or containers by a combination of truck and rail; and non-vessel ocean common carrier or freight forwarding services, as well as organizes air shipments and provides door-to-door services.

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