CAI International (CAI) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

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News stories about CAI International (NYSE:CAI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CAI International earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 46.9673266708036 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of brokerages have issued reports on CAI. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of CAI International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 2nd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of CAI International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $35.60.

CAI opened at $25.82 on Wednesday. CAI International has a 1-year low of $19.35 and a 1-year high of $40.11. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.93, a quick ratio of 0.48 and a current ratio of 0.48. The company has a market capitalization of $521.08 million, a PE ratio of 9.00, a P/E/G ratio of 0.91 and a beta of 2.54.

CAI International (NYSE:CAI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 31st. The transportation company reported $0.90 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.91 by ($0.01). CAI International had a net margin of 23.77% and a return on equity of 13.16%. The company had revenue of $105.71 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $100.70 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.65 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 27.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that CAI International will post 3.72 earnings per share for the current year.

About CAI International

CAI International, Inc operates as transportation finance and logistics company in the United States and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Container Leasing, Rail Leasing, and Logistics. It leases, re-leases, and disposes equipment; and contracts for the repair, repositioning, and storage of equipment.

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