Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R) had its target price increased by equities researchers at J P Morgan Chase & Co from $69.00 to $82.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the transportation company’s stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co’s target price indicates a potential downside of 1.70% from the company’s previous close.

Several other equities research analysts have also recently commented on R. BidaskClub raised shares of Ryder System from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Robert W. Baird restated an “outperform” rating and set a $98.00 price objective (up from $84.00) on shares of Ryder System in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. ValuEngine lowered shares of Ryder System from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Aegis restated a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 price objective (up from $84.00) on shares of Ryder System in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, Buckingham Research began coverage on shares of Ryder System in a research note on Monday, August 21st. They set a “buy” rating and a $85.00 price objective on the stock. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. Ryder System has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $83.86.

Shares of Ryder System (NYSE R) traded down 0.01% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $83.41. The company had a trading volume of 29,629 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $4.42 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.08 and a beta of 1.41. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $80.35 and its 200 day moving average price is $73.19. Ryder System has a one year low of $62.03 and a one year high of $85.50.

Ryder System (NYSE:R) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The transportation company reported $1.00 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.93 by $0.07. Ryder System had a net margin of 3.17% and a return on equity of 11.71%. The firm had revenue of $1.79 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.76 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.56 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.3% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that Ryder System will post $4.45 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In related news, insider John S. Sensing sold 4,502 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $73.01, for a total value of $328,691.02. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Dennis C. Cooke sold 9,650 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.75, for a total transaction of $702,037.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 2,883 shares in the company, valued at approximately $209,738.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 40,427 shares of company stock worth $2,933,827 over the last 90 days. 1.95% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. grew its stake in Ryder System by 1,152.2% in the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 16,028 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $1,154,000 after buying an additional 14,748 shares during the last quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. grew its stake in Ryder System by 9.5% in the 2nd quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 25,412 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $1,829,000 after buying an additional 2,204 shares during the last quarter. Coldstream Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in Ryder System by 14.3% in the 2nd quarter. Coldstream Capital Management Inc. now owns 8,709 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $627,000 after buying an additional 1,088 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its stake in Ryder System by 24.9% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 87,298 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $6,284,000 after buying an additional 17,406 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership acquired a new position in Ryder System in the 2nd quarter valued at about $11,423,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.54% of the company’s stock.

Ryder System Company Profile

Ryder System, Inc is engaged in offering transportation and supply chain management solutions. The Company operates through three segments: Fleet Management Solutions (FMS), which provides leasing, commercial rental, contract maintenance, and contract-related maintenance of trucks, tractors and trailers to customers principally in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom; Dedicated Transportation Solutions (DTS), which provides vehicles and drivers as part of a dedicated transportation solution in the United States, and Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), which provides supply chain solutions, including distribution and transportation services in North America and Asia.

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