Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Likely to Affect YRC Worldwide (YRCW) Stock Price

Media coverage about YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. The research firm, a division of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. YRC Worldwide earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned press coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 66 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted AlphaOne’s scoring:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW)

Several analysts recently weighed in on YRCW shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded YRC Worldwide from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 12th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “positive” rating and set a $18.00 price objective on shares of YRC Worldwide in a research report on Monday, March 6th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG dropped their target price on YRC Worldwide from $18.00 to $11.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, May 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.75.

YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) traded down 0.10% during trading on Friday, reaching $10.35. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 713,983 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $9.47 and a 200 day moving average price of $12.01. The company has a market cap of $347.04 million, a PE ratio of 42.77 and a beta of 3.74. YRC Worldwide has a 52-week low of $7.36 and a 52-week high of $16.97.

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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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