Analysts expect that Schneider National Inc (NYSE:SNDR) will post $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Five analysts have provided estimates for Schneider National’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.48 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.45. Schneider National posted earnings of $0.33 per share during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 39.4%. The business is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 7th.

On average, analysts expect that Schneider National will report full-year earnings of $1.53 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.50 to $1.56. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the business will report earnings of $1.76 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.70 to $1.85. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that follow Schneider National.

Schneider National (NYSE:SNDR) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The company reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.40. The company had revenue of $1.28 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.27 billion. Schneider National had a return on equity of 12.53% and a net margin of 9.66%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 15.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.23 earnings per share.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on SNDR. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on Schneider National from $36.00 to $37.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. Bank of America lowered Schneider National from a “buy” rating to an “underperform” rating and cut their target price for the company from $35.00 to $27.00 in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on shares of Schneider National from $29.00 to $31.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Schneider National from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, September 6th. Finally, Wolfe Research downgraded shares of Schneider National from a “peer perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Friday, October 5th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $29.00.

NYSE SNDR traded down $0.14 on Friday, reaching $22.99. The stock had a trading volume of 1,113,136 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,231,604. The firm has a market cap of $4.09 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.46, a PEG ratio of 1.17 and a beta of 1.32. The company has a quick ratio of 2.27, a current ratio of 2.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20. Schneider National has a 12-month low of $20.14 and a 12-month high of $30.52.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 7th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 14th will be paid a $0.06 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 13th. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.04%. Schneider National’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 25.53%.

In other news, Director James R. Giertz bought 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 28th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $26.92 per share, for a total transaction of $107,680.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 12,237 shares in the company, valued at approximately $329,420.04. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director James L. Welch bought 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 6th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $22.37 per share, with a total value of $44,740.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 5,472 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $122,408.64. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders acquired 26,000 shares of company stock valued at $601,220. Insiders own 43.46% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of SNDR. Scopus Asset Management L.P. acquired a new position in shares of Schneider National during the second quarter worth $37,137,000. First Trust Advisors LP grew its stake in shares of Schneider National by 337.1% during the third quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 1,377,914 shares of the company’s stock worth $34,420,000 after purchasing an additional 1,062,687 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley grew its stake in shares of Schneider National by 20.2% during the second quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 3,728,025 shares of the company’s stock worth $102,558,000 after purchasing an additional 626,317 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Schneider National by 50.3% during the second quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 1,240,942 shares of the company’s stock worth $34,138,000 after purchasing an additional 415,281 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP acquired a new position in shares of Schneider National during the first quarter worth $7,385,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 24.71% of the company’s stock.

Schneider National Company Profile

Schneider National, Inc, a transportation and logistics services company, provides truckload, intermodal, and logistics solutions in North America. Its Truckload segment provides standard long-haul and regional shipping services through dry van equipment; and bulk, temperature-controlled, final mile delivery, and customized solutions for time-sensitive loads.

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