Analysts expect that Schneider National Inc (NYSE:SNDR) will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.32 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Four analysts have provided estimates for Schneider National’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.31 and the highest is $0.33. Schneider National posted earnings of $0.27 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 18.5%. The firm is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 25th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Schneider National will report full-year earnings of $1.72 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.60 to $1.80. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $1.82 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.50 to $1.99. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow Schneider National.

Schneider National (NYSE:SNDR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 31st. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.46 by $0.03. Schneider National had a net margin of 5.40% and a return on equity of 13.57%. The company had revenue of $1.32 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.33 billion.

SNDR has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Bank of America raised shares of Schneider National from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, February 4th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of Schneider National from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $27.00 to $23.00 in a report on Tuesday, December 18th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Schneider National from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. ValuEngine cut shares of Schneider National from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, March 1st. Finally, Stephens raised shares of Schneider National from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, January 4th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Schneider National has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $28.00.

Schneider National stock traded down $0.44 during trading on Thursday, reaching $21.76. The stock had a trading volume of 359,667 shares, compared to its average volume of 613,988. The company has a quick ratio of 2.42, a current ratio of 2.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17. Schneider National has a 52-week low of $17.56 and a 52-week high of $30.52. The company has a market capitalization of $3.85 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.04, a P/E/G ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 1.53.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 8th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.06 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.10%. Schneider National’s payout ratio is currently 15.48%.

In other news, CEO Christopher B. Lofgren sold 245,995 shares of Schneider National stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.52, for a total value of $5,293,812.40. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,378,534 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $29,666,051.68. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Christopher B. Lofgren sold 54,005 shares of Schneider National stock in a transaction on Friday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.02, for a total transaction of $1,189,190.10. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,425,042 shares in the company, valued at $31,379,424.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 43.46% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BOKF NA increased its holdings in shares of Schneider National by 6.4% in the 4th quarter. BOKF NA now owns 25,336 shares of the company’s stock valued at $473,000 after acquiring an additional 1,517 shares during the period. First Hawaiian Bank increased its holdings in shares of Schneider National by 163.1% in the 4th quarter. First Hawaiian Bank now owns 3,039 shares of the company’s stock valued at $57,000 after acquiring an additional 1,884 shares during the period. TD Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Schneider National by 6.2% in the 4th quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 39,251 shares of the company’s stock valued at $733,000 after acquiring an additional 2,300 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of Schneider National by 3.0% in the 4th quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 92,078 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,719,000 after acquiring an additional 2,650 shares during the period. Finally, AQR Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Schneider National by 20.8% in the 3rd quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 19,725 shares of the company’s stock valued at $493,000 after acquiring an additional 3,400 shares during the period. 22.67% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Schneider National

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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