Headlines about ZTO Express (Cayman) (NYSE:ZTO) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ZTO Express (Cayman) earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the transportation company an impact score of 48.8419430426123 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

ZTO stock opened at $18.10 on Friday. ZTO Express has a twelve month low of $13.17 and a twelve month high of $22.67. The stock has a market cap of $10.09 billion, a PE ratio of 26.23 and a beta of 0.31.

ZTO Express (Cayman) (NYSE:ZTO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 8th. The transportation company reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($0.01). ZTO Express (Cayman) had a net margin of 26.08% and a return on equity of 15.45%. The company had revenue of $634.41 million for the quarter. sell-side analysts predict that ZTO Express will post 0.77 earnings per share for the current year.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their target price on ZTO Express (Cayman) from $23.50 to $23.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, August 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised ZTO Express (Cayman) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 9th. ValuEngine raised ZTO Express (Cayman) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 12th. Finally, CLSA raised ZTO Express (Cayman) from a “sell” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $20.20.

About ZTO Express (Cayman)

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc provides express delivery and other value-added logistics services in the People's Republic of China. The company offers delivery services for e-commerce and traditional merchants, and other express service users. As of December 31, 2017, it operated a fleet of approximately 3,600 self-owned trucks.

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