Student Transportation (STB) Given Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.12

News headlines about Student Transportation (NASDAQ:STB) (TSE:STB) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Student Transportation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 47.1981811376547 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Student Transportation (STB) remained flat at $$7.51 during trading on Tuesday. The stock had a trading volume of 73,257 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,035,331. The stock has a market capitalization of $713.14, a PE ratio of 28.89 and a beta of 0.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.04, a quick ratio of 2.10 and a current ratio of 2.19. Student Transportation has a twelve month low of $5.42 and a twelve month high of $7.51.

The firm also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 31st will be paid a $0.0367 dividend. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.86%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 30th. Student Transportation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 169.24%.

STB has been the subject of several analyst reports. BidaskClub raised Student Transportation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Student Transportation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, December 2nd. Raymond James Financial reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $7.50 price objective on shares of Student Transportation in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, Barrington Research downgraded Student Transportation from an “outperform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.21.

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Student Transportation Company Profile

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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