Headlines about Student Transportation (NASDAQ:STB) (TSE:STB) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Student Transportation earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 46.2866358056956 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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STB opened at $7.48 on Tuesday. Student Transportation has a fifty-two week low of $5.58 and a fifty-two week high of $7.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.04, a current ratio of 2.19 and a quick ratio of 2.10. The firm has a market capitalization of $713.35, a price-to-earnings ratio of 106.86 and a beta of 0.35.

Student Transportation (NASDAQ:STB) (TSE:STB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 9th. The transportation company reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.06 by $0.03. Student Transportation had a net margin of 4.08% and a return on equity of 10.61%. The company had revenue of $193.86 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $186.40 million. equities analysts anticipate that Student Transportation will post 0.16 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 31st will be issued a $0.0367 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 30th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.88%. Student Transportation’s payout ratio is 628.57%.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on STB shares. Raymond James Financial reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $7.50 target price on shares of Student Transportation in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. BidaskClub raised shares of Student Transportation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Student Transportation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Barrington Research cut shares of Student Transportation from an “outperform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Student Transportation currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.53.

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Student Transportation Company Profile

Student Transportation Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides school bus transportation and management services to public and private schools in North America. The company offers contracted, managed, special needs transportation, direct-to-parent, and charter services. It operates approximately 290 contracts with a fleet of 13,000 vehicles.

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