EPS for Marten Transport, Ltd. (MRTN) Expected At $0.22

June 15, 2018 - By Larry Purdy

Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 1.29 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.05, from 1.34 in 2017Q4. It dropped, 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.
Meeder Asset Incorporated, Ohio-based fund reported 692 shares. Sg Capital Mgmt Ltd Llc stated it has 217,496 shares or 0.95% of all its holdings. First Tru Advsrs L P has 0% invested in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) for 91,822 shares. Lpl Financial Lc owns 0% invested in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) for 15,935 shares. Rhumbline Advisers invested 0.01% in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). Cubist Systematic Strategies owns 0.02% invested in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) for 17,890 shares. 120,695 were reported by Argent Capital Ltd Liability Corporation. Netherlands-based Shell Asset Company has invested 0.02% in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). Geode Mgmt Limited Liability has invested 0% of its portfolio in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). 24,372 were accumulated by Falcon Point Limited Liability Company. Sawgrass Asset Mngmt Lc holds 0.01% or 9,800 shares. Kennedy Cap Management accumulated 267,500 shares. Acadian Asset Management Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.01% or 99,906 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa invested 0% of its portfolio in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). Fmr Lc has 573,339 shares.

Since February 2, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 2 insider sales for $271,698 activity. $140,938 worth of Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) shares were sold by WINKEL THOMAS J. Another trade for 7,500 shares valued at $149,865 was bought by Hinnendael James J.

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. The rating was maintained by Stephens with “Buy” on Monday, January 8. Seaport Global upgraded Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) on Friday, January 26 to “Buy” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $20 target in Friday, April 6 report. The company was downgraded on Friday, April 20 by Stephens.

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

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