Marten Transport Ltd (MRTN) reported quarterly earnings results on Thursday, Apr-21-2016. The company said it had a profit of $0.25 Earnings per Share for the quarter. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations beating the analyst consensus estimate by $0.02. Analysts had a consensus of $0.23. The company posted revenue of $151.90 million in the period, compared to analysts expectations of $168.70 million. The company’s revenue was up 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.30 EPS.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Marten Transport Ltd. Marten Transport Ltd was Downgraded by Stifel to ” Hold” on Apr 7, 2016. Shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Jan 27, 2016 to “Buy” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 20 from a previous price target of $21 .
Marten Transport Ltd opened for trading at $18.34 and hit $18.56 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $18.53, with a gain of 1.04% or 0.19 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,41,584 shares. Company has a market cap of $600 M.
In a different news, on Mar 15, 2016, Thomas J Winkel (director) sold 3,250 shares at $17.97 per share price. According to the SEC, on Feb 8, 2016, Randolph L Marten (Chairman and CEO) sold 36,000 shares at $17.55 per share price. On Feb 8, 2016, Timothy P Nash (Ex. VP of Sales and Marketing) sold 22,500 shares at $17.61 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Marten Transport Ltd. is a temperature-sensitive truckload carrier. The Company is engaged in transporting and distributing food and other consumer packaged goods that require a temperature-controlled or insulated environment. It operates throughout the United States and in parts of Canada and Mexico. The Company’s medium-to-long-haul traffic lanes are between the Midwest and the West Coast Southwest Southeast and the East Coast as well as from California to the Pacific Northwest. It provides regional truckload carrier services in the Southeast West Coast Midwest South Central and Northeast regions. The Company operates through four segments: Truckload offers a combination of regional short-haul and medium-to-long-haul full-load transportation services; Dedicated provides transportation solutions including temperature-controlled trailers and other specialized equipment; Intermodal transports freight and Brokerage arranges for third-party carriers to transport freight.