YRC Worldwide (YRCW) Earns Media Impact Rating of 0.14

News headlines about YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. YRC Worldwide earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 45.7146588707021 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ YRCW) opened at $14.50 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.26, a current ratio of 1.39 and a quick ratio of 1.39. YRC Worldwide has a 52-week low of $7.36 and a 52-week high of $15.79.

Several analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of YRC Worldwide from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday. ValuEngine cut shares of YRC Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of YRC Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target (down from $19.00) on shares of YRC Worldwide in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, Aegis restated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of YRC Worldwide in a report on Saturday, September 16th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. YRC Worldwide presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.00.

In related news, CEO James L. Welch sold 100,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.24, for a total transaction of $1,224,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director William Robert Davidson sold 3,921 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.40, for a total transaction of $52,541.40. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 30,195 shares in the company, valued at approximately $404,613. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.70% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About YRC Worldwide

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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