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Marten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts

Marten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) Receives Consensus Rating of

Taking a quick look at analyst opinions, we can see that the current average broker recommendation on shares of Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) is presently 1.67. The stock increased 0.69% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $22. C M Bidwell And Assocs owns 16,075 shares. According to analysts polled by Zacks Research, the current quarter EPS consensus estimate is now sitting at 0.18 for shares of Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). It has outperformed by 9.29% the S&P500.

Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) had an increase of 1.07% in short interest.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Marten Transport (MRTN) Share Price" was originally published by registrarjournal.com and is the property of of registrarjournal.com. Next Century Growth Investors Limited invested in 1.22% or 493,624 shares. With 353,800 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 2 days to cover their MRTN's short positions. It closed at $21.85 lastly. About 570,074 shares traded or 39.95% up from the average. Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has risen 44.63% since March 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It also reduced Autozone Inc Com (NYSE:AZO) stake by 708 shares and now owns 578 shares. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Therefore 50% are positive. Synchrony Financial had 69 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Seaport Global upgraded it to "Buy" rating and $30.0 target in Friday, January 26 report. The firm earned "Equal-Weight" rating on Friday, September 8 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, August 27 to "Buy". Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Marten Transport from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MRTN in report on Thursday, October 5 with "Hold" rating. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to "Sell" on Friday, December 16. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 5 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.34 in Q3 2017. Its down 11.56, from 12.9 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 5 investors sold MRTN shares while 5 reduced holdings.

Shares of Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN) opened at $21.75 on Wednesday.

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Aperio Group LLC grew its position in Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN) by 15.4% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Kennedy Cap Mngmt holds 144,012 shares. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Whitebox Advsr Limited Liability, a Minnesota-based fund reported 3,700 shares. Fny Managed Accounts Lc has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). Metropolitan Life Insurance New York owns 0% invested in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN) for 26,779 shares. Pier Cap Ltd holds 364,390 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund accumulated 28,239 shares or 0.01% of the stock. The Pennsylvania-based Pnc Fincl Svcs Group Inc has invested 0% in Marten Transport, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRTN). Goldman Sachs Gru Inc owns 1.67 million shares.

Also, Director Thomas J. Winkel sold 6,250 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 22nd. Shares for $280,625 were sold by HAGNESS LARRY B. Therefore 57% are positive. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership owned approximately 0.26% of Marten Transport at the end of the most recent reporting period. Stephens restated a "buy" rating and set a $25.00 target price on shares of Marten Transport in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. The firm has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, July 20. On Friday, July 8 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Buy". Reynders Mcveigh Capital Mgmt invested 0.3% in Visa Inc. The stock has "Perform" rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, January 27. It is down 25.99% since March 8, 2017 and is uptrending.

Investors sentiment increased to 12.9 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. 32 funds opened positions while 86 raised stakes. Wellington Grp Llp reported 3.45 million shares stake. Ftb Advsr has 6 shares for 0% of their portfolio. First Republic Inv Mgmt Incorporated accumulated 0% or 11,148 shares. (NASDAQ:PEP). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested in 0.65% or 623,669 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 0% or 48,624 shares. Canada Pension Plan Board has 7,710 shares. Thrivent For Lutherans holds 0% or 23,763 shares in its portfolio. (NASDAQ:PCLN). Moreover, Pitcairn has 0.33% invested in Booking Holdings Inc. Comm Commercial Bank invested in 4,747 shares. (NASDAQ:PEP). Parsons Cap Management Ri owns 56,735 shares or 0.75% of their United States portfolio. (NASDAQ:PEP). Ls Investment Lc holds 1.25% or 188,317 shares. The company has market cap of $68.61 million.

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