Media stories about Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Freightcar America earned a coverage optimism score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 44.9841010042572 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on RAIL shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Freightcar America from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $15.00 target price on shares of Freightcar America in a report on Thursday, September 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the stock. Freightcar America has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.25.

Shares of Freightcar America (RAIL) traded up $0.16 on Friday, hitting $15.55. The company had a trading volume of 42,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 135,031. Freightcar America has a 12 month low of $12.07 and a 12 month high of $20.46.

Freightcar America (NASDAQ:RAIL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The transportation company reported ($0.73) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.10) by ($0.63). Freightcar America had a negative return on equity of 2.56% and a negative net margin of 2.44%. The firm had revenue of $72.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $87.20 million. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 36.6% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Freightcar America will post -0.98 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, Director S Carl Soderstrom, Jr. sold 4,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.61, for a total value of $70,245.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 15,704 shares in the company, valued at approximately $245,139.44. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider James R. Meyer bought 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $14.34 per share, for a total transaction of $143,400.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now owns 2,619 shares in the company, valued at $37,556.46. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 11,500 shares of company stock worth $179,090. 4.13% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Freightcar America Company Profile

FreightCar America, Inc is a manufacturer of railcars and railcar components. The Company operates in the Manufacturing segment. The Company designs and manufactures a range of railcar types for transportation of bulk commodities and containerized freight products primarily in North America, including open top hoppers, covered hoppers, and gondolas along with intermodal and non-intermodal flat cars.

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