Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Student Transportation (STB) Share Price

Headlines about Student Transportation (NASDAQ:STB) (TSE:STB) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. Student Transportation earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 46.2866358056956 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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Several brokerages have weighed in on STB. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Student Transportation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Student Transportation from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $7.25 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Barrington Research downgraded shares of Student Transportation from an “outperform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Student Transportation currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $7.53.

NASDAQ:STB opened at $7.48 on Tuesday. Student Transportation has a 12 month low of $5.58 and a 12 month high of $7.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.04, a current ratio of 2.19 and a quick ratio of 2.10. The firm has a market cap of $713.35, a PE ratio of 106.86 and a beta of 0.35.

Student Transportation (NASDAQ:STB) (TSE:STB) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 9th. The transportation company reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.03. Student Transportation had a net margin of 4.08% and a return on equity of 10.61%. The business had revenue of $193.86 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $186.40 million. equities analysts predict that Student Transportation will post 0.16 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.0367 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 30th. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.88%. Student Transportation’s payout ratio is currently 628.57%.

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About Student Transportation

Student Transportation Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides school bus transportation and management services to public and private schools in North America. The company offers contracted, managed, special needs transportation, direct-to-parent, and charter services. It operates approximately 290 contracts with a fleet of 13,000 vehicles.

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