Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact YRC Worldwide (YRCW) Stock Price

News headlines about YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media 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. YRC Worldwide earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 44.4516105388331 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several research firms have commented on YRCW. Zacks Investment Research lowered YRC Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target (down previously from $19.00) on shares of YRC Worldwide in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Aegis reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of YRC Worldwide in a report on Saturday, September 16th. BidaskClub lowered YRC Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered YRC Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. YRC Worldwide presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.00.

YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) opened at $14.40 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.39, a current ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.26. YRC Worldwide has a twelve month low of $7.36 and a twelve month high of $15.95.

In related news, insider Justin M. Hall acquired 5,000 shares of YRC Worldwide stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $11.09 per share, for a total transaction of $55,450.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director William Robert Davidson sold 3,921 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.40, for a total value of $52,541.40. Following the transaction, the director now owns 30,195 shares in the company, valued at $404,613. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.70% of the stock is currently owned by 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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