ValuEngine downgraded shares of YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report released on Friday.

Several other research analysts have also recently weighed in on YRCW. BidaskClub cut shares of YRC Worldwide from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $18.00 target price (up previously from $16.00) on shares of YRC Worldwide in a report on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of YRC Worldwide from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $15.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Aegis reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of YRC Worldwide in a report on Saturday, September 16th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. YRC Worldwide currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $16.00.

YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) traded up $0.10 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $12.42. 1,142,272 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 818,424. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.26, a current ratio of 1.39 and a quick ratio of 1.39. YRC Worldwide has a 1 year low of $7.36 and a 1 year high of $16.97.

In other YRC Worldwide news, insider Justin M. Hall bought 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $11.09 per share, with a total value of $55,450.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director William Robert Davidson sold 3,921 shares of YRC Worldwide stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.40, for a total transaction of $52,541.40. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 30,195 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $404,613. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.70% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in YRCW. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of YRC Worldwide by 4.6% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,274,046 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $25,287,000 after buying an additional 99,353 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. grew its holdings in shares of YRC Worldwide by 4.4% in the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 1,599,152 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $21,461,000 after buying an additional 67,132 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in shares of YRC Worldwide by 0.8% in the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,596,476 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $22,031,000 after buying an additional 13,354 shares during the period. Northpointe Capital LLC grew its holdings in shares of YRC Worldwide by 6.5% in the 3rd quarter. Northpointe Capital LLC now owns 1,263,554 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $17,437,000 after buying an additional 77,521 shares during the period. Finally, Formula Growth Ltd. grew its holdings in shares of YRC Worldwide by 277.4% in the 2nd quarter. Formula Growth Ltd. now owns 1,000,000 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $11,120,000 after buying an additional 735,000 shares during the period. 85.28% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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YRC Worldwide Company Profile

YRC Worldwide Inc is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, offers its customers a range of transportation services. The Company operates through two segments: YRC Freight and Regional Transportation. The Company has less-than-truckload (LTL) networks in North America with local, regional, national and international capabilities.

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