YRC Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:YRCW) was the target of some unusual options trading on Thursday. Traders acquired 4,418 call options on the company. This represents an increase of approximately 2,177% compared to the average volume of 194 call options.

YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) opened at $14.24 on Friday. 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 12-month low of $7.36 and a 12-month high of $16.97.

Several research firms have weighed in on YRCW. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective (down previously from $19.00) on shares of YRC Worldwide in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded YRC Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. BidaskClub upgraded YRC Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 2nd. Aegis reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of YRC Worldwide in a research report on Saturday, September 16th. Finally, ValuEngine cut YRC Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. YRC Worldwide currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.00.

In other news, insider Justin M. Hall acquired 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $11.09 per share, for a total transaction of $55,450.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director William Robert Davidson sold 3,921 shares of the stock in a transaction on 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 approximately $404,613. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.70% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of YRCW. First Quadrant L P CA bought a new position in shares of YRC Worldwide in the third quarter worth $132,000. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. bought a new position in shares of YRC Worldwide in the third quarter worth $150,000. Jane Street Group LLC bought a new position in shares of YRC Worldwide in the third quarter worth $159,000. Boothbay Fund Management LLC bought a new position in shares of YRC Worldwide in the third quarter worth $160,000. Finally, Marshall Wace North America L.P. bought a new position in shares of YRC Worldwide in the second quarter worth $168,000. Institutional investors own 85.45% of the company’s stock.

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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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