YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by analysts at Stifel Nicolaus in a research report issued on Thursday. They currently have a $21.00 price target on the transportation company’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target would suggest a potential upside of 28.91% from the company’s previous close.

A number of other brokerages have also recently commented on YRCW. Zacks Investment Research cut YRC Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 13th. BidaskClub raised YRC Worldwide from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 13th. ValuEngine raised YRC Worldwide from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. Finally, Stephens reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of YRC Worldwide in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. YRC Worldwide has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $17.20.

Shares of YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ YRCW) traded up $0.78 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $16.29. The company had a trading volume of 802,841 shares, compared to its average volume of 513,935. YRC Worldwide has a 1 year low of $7.36 and a 1 year high of $16.37. The company has a current ratio of 1.39, a quick ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.26. The stock has a market cap of $546.01, a P/E ratio of -46.54 and a beta of 3.73.

YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The transportation company reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by ($0.06). YRC Worldwide had a negative return on equity of 0.70% and a negative net margin of 0.22%. sell-side analysts predict that YRC Worldwide will post 0.05 EPS for the current year.

In other news, CEO James L. Welch sold 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.24, for a total value of $1,224,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director William Robert Davidson sold 3,921 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.40, for a total value of $52,541.40. Following the completion of the transaction, 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. Insiders own 3.70% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of YRCW. First Quadrant L P CA acquired a new position in shares of YRC Worldwide in the 3rd quarter valued at about $132,000. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. acquired a new position in shares of YRC Worldwide in the 3rd quarter valued at about $150,000. Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of YRC Worldwide in the 3rd quarter valued at about $159,000. Boothbay Fund Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of YRC Worldwide in the 3rd quarter valued at about $160,000. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of YRC Worldwide by 18.7% in the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 17,288 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $192,000 after buying an additional 2,720 shares during the period. 85.39% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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