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Schneider National (SNDR) Gains But Lags Market: What You Should Know

Schneider National (SNDR) closed at $22.54 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.71% move from the prior day. This change lagged the S&P 500's 1.06% gain on the day. Elsewhere, the Dow gained 0.83%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq added 1.72%.

Coming into today, shares of the trucking company had gained 1.22% in the past month. In that same time, the Transportation sector gained 0.51%, while the S&P 500 lost 2.09%.

Wall Street will be looking for positivity from SNDR as it approaches its next earnings report date. This is expected to be February 7, 2019. The company is expected to report EPS of $0.46, up 39.39% from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $1.32 billion, up 10.83% from the year-ago period.

For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $1.53 per share and revenue of $4.97 billion, which would represent changes of +62.77% and +13.29%, respectively, from the prior year.

Any recent changes to analyst estimates for SNDR should also be noted by investors. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.

Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.

The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 0.43% lower within the past month. SNDR is holding a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold) right now.

Looking at its valuation, SNDR is holding a Forward P/E ratio of 14.67. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 17.21, so we one might conclude that SNDR is trading at a discount comparatively.

It is also worth noting that SNDR currently has a PEG ratio of 1.13. This popular metric is similar to the widely-known P/E ratio, with the difference being that the PEG ratio also takes into account the company's expected earnings growth rate. SNDR's industry had an average PEG ratio of 2.19 as of yesterday's close.

The Transportation - Services industry is part of the Transportation sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 153, which puts it in the bottom 40% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

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