Marten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) Analysts See $0.25 EPS

June 19, 2017 - By Louis Casey

 Marten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) Analysts See $0.25 EPS
Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.24, from 0.94 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 10 investors sold Marten Transport, Ltd shares while 45 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 21.68 million shares or 2.92% less from 22.34 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Victory Capital Management holds 0% of its portfolio in Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN) for 7,762 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc has 0% invested in Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN) for 73,318 shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Limited Liability Company holds 0% or 68,300 shares in its portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advsr Limited Partnership owns 2.83 million shares. Great West Life Assurance Can invested in 0% or 32,451 shares. Bessemer Grp Inc holds 35,200 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Nicholas Wi reported 0.11% in Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN). Pnc Financial Services Grp Incorporated accumulated 4,580 shares. Blackrock Fund Advsrs has 1.81 million shares. Renaissance Tech Ltd Liability has invested 0% in Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN). Aqr Capital Mngmt Llc invested in 33,654 shares. Blackrock Institutional Com Na reported 608,241 shares. Putnam Investments Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% or 165,400 shares. Cortina Asset Mgmt holds 0.1% or 100,176 shares in its portfolio. Granite Investment Ptnrs Ltd Liability, California-based fund reported 468,966 shares.

Since March 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $1.59 million activity. 5,750 Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN) shares with value of $144,538 were sold by TURNER JOHN H. WINKEL THOMAS J had sold 2,750 shares worth $66,963 on Friday, March 17. Another trade for 50,000 shares valued at $1.28 million was sold by MARTEN RANDOLPH L.

Analysts await Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN) to report earnings on July, 18. They expect $0.25 earnings per share, down 3.85 % or $0.01 from last year’s $0.26 per share. MRTN’s profit will be $8.26 million for 27.67 P/E if the $0.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.25 actual earnings per share reported by Marten Transport, Ltd for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00 % EPS growth. About 4,305 shares traded. Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN) has risen 25.99% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.29% the S&P500.

Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN) Ratings Coverage

Among 2 analysts covering Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Marten Transport had 5 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, February 10, the company rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. On Friday, July 22 the stock rating was downgraded by Avondale to “Market Perform”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, January 27 with “Buy”. The stock has “Sell” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, December 16. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, August 27.

Marten Transport, Ltd. is a temperature-sensitive truckload carrier. The company has market cap of $914.56 million. The Firm focuses on transporting and distributing food and other consumer-packaged goods that require a temperature-controlled or insulated environment. It has a 27.05 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through four divisions: Truckload, Dedicated, Intermodal and Brokerage.

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