Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Hub Group (HUBG) Share Price

Media stories about Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Hub Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 47.0420151170406 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG) opened at $44.70 on Tuesday. Hub Group has a 52-week low of $33.17 and a 52-week high of $52.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,492.44, a P/E ratio of 11.04, a PEG ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 1.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 1.24 and a quick ratio of 1.19.

Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The transportation company reported $0.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.22. Hub Group had a return on equity of 9.36% and a net margin of 3.35%. The company had revenue of $1.16 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.10 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.55 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 18.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Hub Group will post 2.35 EPS for the current year.

HUBG has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Buckingham Research initiated coverage on Hub Group in a research note on Friday, October 20th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $43.00 price target for the company. Stephens restated an “overweight” rating and issued a $57.00 price target (up from $50.00) on shares of Hub Group in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised Hub Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Robert W. Baird raised Hub Group from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $45.00 to $55.00 in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, Barclays reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $45.00 price objective on shares of Hub Group in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $48.83.

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About Hub Group

Hub Group, Inc is an asset-light freight transportation management company. The Company offers intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services. It operates through two business segments: Mode and Hub. The Mode segment markets and operates its freight transportation services, consisting of intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics, primarily through agents entering into contractual arrangements with Mode Transportation, LLC (Mode LLC).

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