Media stories about American Railcar Industries (NASDAQ:ARII) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Railcar Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the transportation company an impact score of 45.9004868401308 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

American Railcar Industries (NASDAQ ARII) opened at 35.54 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $678.21 million, a PE ratio of 13.26 and a beta of 2.34. The company’s 50-day moving average is $36.30 and its 200-day moving average is $38.55. American Railcar Industries has a 12 month low of $34.29 and a 12 month high of $51.10.

American Railcar Industries (NASDAQ:ARII) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The transportation company reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.62. The business had revenue of $109 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $113.62 million. American Railcar Industries had a net margin of 9.59% and a return on equity of 11.40%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 27.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.02 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that American Railcar Industries will post $2.22 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 8th will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.50%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 7th. American Railcar Industries’s payout ratio is 59.70%.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on ARII. BidaskClub raised shares of American Railcar Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price target on shares of American Railcar Industries in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. ValuEngine cut shares of American Railcar Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of American Railcar Industries from a “buy” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $32.00 price target on shares of American Railcar Industries and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $38.33.

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American Railcar Industries Company Profile

American Railcar Industries, Inc is a designer and manufacturer of hopper and tank railcars. The Company designs and manufactures railcars and a range of components for the North American railcar and industrial markets. It operates through three segments: manufacturing, railcar leasing and railcar services.

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