Media stories about Student Transportation (NASDAQ:STB) (TSE:STB) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Student Transportation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 47.0584563485632 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Student Transportation (NASDAQ STB) traded down 0.51% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $5.83. 117,445 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $5.91 and its 200-day moving average price is $5.89. Student Transportation has a one year low of $5.39 and a one year high of $6.21. The stock has a market cap of $551.12 million, a PE ratio of 75.71 and a beta of 0.75.

The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.0367 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 30th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.51%. Student Transportation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 488.89%.

STB has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Student Transportation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. National Bank Financial downgraded shares of Student Transportation from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Student Transportation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $6.63.

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About Student Transportation

Student Transportation Inc is a Canada-based company engaged in providing school bus transportation services in North America. The Company provides school bus and management services to public and private schools in North America and offers services, such as contracted services, special needs transportation, charter services, direct to parent and used bus sales.

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