Shares of YRC Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:YRCW) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the eight ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $14.25.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on YRCW shares. Stifel Nicolaus lowered YRC Worldwide from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Friday, November 9th. ValuEngine upgraded YRC Worldwide from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 21st. Loop Capital started coverage on YRC Worldwide in a research report on Monday, October 1st. They set a “buy” rating and a $18.00 price objective on the stock. BidaskClub lowered YRC Worldwide from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 25th. Finally, Deutsche Bank upgraded YRC Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, August 21st.

Shares of YRCW traded down $0.10 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $5.11. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 849,761 shares, compared to its average volume of 764,752. YRC Worldwide has a one year low of $4.98 and a one year high of $17.61. The firm has a market cap of $176.35 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.56 and a beta of 3.74.

YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The transportation company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by ($0.42). The business had revenue of $1.30 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.29 billion. YRC Worldwide had a negative net margin of 0.09% and a negative return on equity of 1.64%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.09 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that YRC Worldwide will post 0.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Paloma Partners Management Co bought a new stake in YRC Worldwide during the 2nd quarter worth $120,000. Sigma Planning Corp acquired a new position in YRC Worldwide during the 2nd quarter worth about $132,000. Keybank National Association OH acquired a new position in YRC Worldwide during the 2nd quarter worth about $141,000. Symons Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in YRC Worldwide during the 3rd quarter worth about $141,000. Finally, AMP Capital Investors Ltd acquired a new position in YRC Worldwide during the 2nd quarter worth about $152,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 75.93% of the company’s stock.

YRC Worldwide Company Profile

YRC Worldwide Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides various transportation services primarily in North America. Its YRC Freight segment offers various services to transport industrial, commercial, and retail goods; and provides specialized services, including guaranteed expedited services, time-specific deliveries, cross-border services, coast-to-coast air delivery, product returns, temperature-sensitive shipment protection, and government material shipments.

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