News headlines about Landstar System (NASDAQ:LSTR) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Landstar System earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the transportation company an impact score of 46.8392996785911 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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Shares of Landstar System stock opened at $108.00 on Friday. Landstar System has a one year low of $80.00 and a one year high of $118.60. The stock has a market cap of $4,690.53, a PE ratio of 28.80, a P/E/G ratio of 1.49 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a current ratio of 1.75 and a quick ratio of 1.75.

Landstar System (NASDAQ:LSTR) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The transportation company reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.02 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $1.05 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.01 billion. Landstar System had a return on equity of 25.30% and a net margin of 4.86%. The firm’s revenue was up 17.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.94 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Landstar System will post 5.56 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on LSTR. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Landstar System from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Buckingham Research boosted their price objective on Landstar System from $130.00 to $131.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 4th. Cowen reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $115.00 price objective (up from $97.00) on shares of Landstar System in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Cleveland Research raised Landstar System from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on Landstar System from $94.00 to $96.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research report on Friday, April 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $113.08.

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Landstar System Company Profile

Landstar System, Inc provides integrated transportation management solutions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. It operates through two segments, Transportation Logistics and Insurance. The Transportation Logistics segment offers a range of transportation services, including truckload and less-than-truckload transportation, rail intermodal, air cargo, ocean cargo, expedited ground and air delivery of time-critical freight, heavy-haul/specialized, U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico cross-border, intra-Mexico, intra-Canada, project cargo, and customs brokerage, as well as offers transportation services to other transportation companies, including third party logistics and less-than-truckload service providers.

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