NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Ryder System (R) increased its quarterly dividend to 37 cents per share from 34 cents per share to be paid September 19 to shareholders of record on August 18.
Ryder shares are up 2% to $89.09 in early market trading on Monday.
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TheStreet Ratings team rates RYDER SYSTEM INC as a Buy with a ratings score of A-. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate RYDER SYSTEM INC (R) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated."
Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:
- Investors have apparently begun to recognize positive factors similar to those we have mentioned in this report, including earnings growth. This has helped drive up the company's shares by a sharp 44.68% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, R should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
- RYDER SYSTEM INC has improved earnings per share by 16.4% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, RYDER SYSTEM INC increased its bottom line by earning $4.62 versus $3.92 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($5.50 versus $4.62).
- The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly outperformed against the S&P 500 and exceeded that of the Road & Rail industry average. The net income increased by 20.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $39.92 million to $48.23 million.
- Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 9.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 3.0%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- You can view the full analysis from the report here: R Ratings Report