P.A.M. Transportation Services (PTSI) Getting Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Report Finds

News stories about P.A.M. Transportation Services (NASDAQ:PTSI) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. P.A.M. Transportation Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 45.3229789547486 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

P.A.M. Transportation Services (NASDAQ:PTSI) traded up $1.54 on Tuesday, hitting $36.26. The stock had a trading volume of 5,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 16,839. P.A.M. Transportation Services has a 1 year low of $14.50 and a 1 year high of $43.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.95. The stock has a market cap of $218.84, a PE ratio of 27.56 and a beta of 1.14.

P.A.M. Transportation Services (NASDAQ:PTSI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 23rd. The transportation company reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.26 by $0.28. P.A.M. Transportation Services had a return on equity of 8.38% and a net margin of 1.85%. The firm had revenue of $108.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $108.20 million. research analysts expect that P.A.M. Transportation Services will post 0.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

P.A.M. Transportation Services announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Tuesday, October 10th that authorizes the company to buyback 400,000 shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the transportation company to purchase shares of its stock through a dutch auction. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

PTSI has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating on shares of P.A.M. Transportation Services in a research report on Sunday, October 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded P.A.M. Transportation Services from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $27.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine cut P.A.M. Transportation Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th.

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P.A.M. Transportation Services Company Profile

P.A.M. Transportation Services, Inc is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a truckload transportation and logistics company. It operates in the motor carrier segment. It operates as a truckload dry van carrier transporting general commodities throughout the continental United States, as well as in certain Canadian provinces.

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