Marten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) Analysts See $0.22 EPS

June 15, 2018 - By Gloria Calhoun

Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.29 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.05, from 1.34 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 17 investors sold Marten Transport, Ltd. shares while 49 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. 35.75 million shares or 1.66% less from 36.35 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Pinebridge L P holds 0.02% in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) or 45,148 shares. Blackrock Incorporated holds 5.41M shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt holds 12,335 shares. California Public Employees Retirement Systems invested in 124,057 shares or 0% of the stock. Thrivent For Lutherans reported 24,960 shares. Ameriprise holds 305,174 shares. The New York-based Secor Cap Advisors Limited Partnership has invested 0.08% in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). Renaissance Technology Limited Com holds 14,800 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Alliancebernstein L P holds 0% or 41,882 shares in its portfolio. 25,801 are owned by Laurion Cap Mgmt Limited Partnership. Bluecrest Capital has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). D E Shaw Co Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) for 79,048 shares. Lpl Financial reported 0% stake. Voya Ltd Liability holds 0% or 19,233 shares in its portfolio. Bard Assocs holds 0.71% or 62,437 shares.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 2 selling transactions for $271,698 activity. 6,250 shares were sold by WINKEL THOMAS J, worth $140,938. HAGNESS LARRY B sold 12,000 shares worth $280,625.

Analysts expect Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) to report $0.22 EPS on July, 19.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 29.41 % from last quarter’s $0.17 EPS. MRTN’s profit would be $12.01M giving it 26.25 P/E if the $0.22 EPS is correct. After having $0.19 EPS previously, Marten Transport, Ltd.’s analysts see 15.79 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.39% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $23.1. About 148,174 shares traded. Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) has risen 47.96% since June 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.39% the S&P500.

Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) Ratings Coverage

Among 3 analysts covering Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Marten Transport had 4 analyst reports since January 8, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Stephens maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, January 8 report. Stephens downgraded Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) on Friday, April 20 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, January 26 by Seaport Global. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, April 6.

Marten Transport, Ltd. operates as a temperature-sensitive truckload carrier for shippers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company has market cap of $1.26 billion. It operates through four divisions: Truckload, Dedicated, Intermodal, and Brokerage. It has a 14 P/E ratio. The Truckload segment transports food and other consumer packaged goods that require a temperature-controlled or insulated environment.

More news for Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “US Xpress prices IPO at $16/share” on June 13, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind Marten Transport, Photronics, Cray, Rockwell Automation, Groupon …” and published on June 11, 2018 is yet another important article.

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