YRC Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:YRCW) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $16.33.

Several research firms recently issued reports on YRCW. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of YRC Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 target price for the company in a report on Thursday, July 13th. BidaskClub raised shares of YRC Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Aegis reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of YRC Worldwide in a report on Saturday, September 16th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target (up previously from $16.00) on shares of YRC Worldwide in a report on Friday, August 4th.

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Shares of YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) traded down 2.57% on Wednesday, reaching $14.01. 1,124,332 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $469.78 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4670.00 and a beta of 3.73. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $12.91 and its 200-day moving average is $11.30. YRC Worldwide has a 52-week low of $7.36 and a 52-week high of $16.97.

YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The transportation company reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $1.26 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.25 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.83 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that YRC Worldwide will post $0.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in YRCW. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of YRC Worldwide by 1.0% in the second quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 62,884 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $699,000 after acquiring an additional 593 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers grew its position in shares of YRC Worldwide by 2.2% during the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 39,456 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $439,000 after purchasing an additional 850 shares in the last quarter. American International Group Inc. grew its position in shares of YRC Worldwide by 7.1% during the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 20,045 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $221,000 after purchasing an additional 1,327 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its position in shares of YRC Worldwide by 6.6% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 27,120 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $302,000 after purchasing an additional 1,681 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC grew its position in shares of YRC Worldwide by 18.7% during the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 17,288 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $192,000 after purchasing an additional 2,720 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 83.33% of the company’s stock.

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.

Analyst Recommendations for YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW)

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