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How to buy Marten Transport stock | $15.59

Learn how to easily invest in Marten Transport stock.

Marten Transport Ltd is a trucking business based in the US. Marten Transport shares (MRTN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Marten Transport employs 4,162 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Marten Transport stock price (NASDAQ: MRTN)

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Marten Transport shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-09.
Latest market close$15.59
52-week range$14.10 - $17.79
50-day moving average $15.65
200-day moving average $16.34
Wall St. target price$22.00
PE ratio 16.3871
Dividend yield $0.161 (1.05%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.93

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Marten Transport price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $15.59 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-08) 2.30%
1 month (2021-09-16) -0.51%
3 months (2021-07-16) -1.33%
6 months (2021-04-16) -11.47%
1 year (2020-10-16) -8.08%
2 years (2019-10-16) -26.39%
3 years (2018-10-16) 20.06
5 years (2016-10-14) 19.7

Is Marten Transport under- or over-valued?

Valuing Marten Transport stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Marten Transport's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Marten Transport's P/E ratio

Marten Transport's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Marten Transport shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Marten Transport's PEG ratio

Marten Transport's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.2. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Marten Transport's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Marten Transport's EBITDA

Marten Transport's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $197.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Marten Transport's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Marten Transport financials

Revenue TTM $898.8 million
Operating margin TTM 9.84%
Gross profit TTM $265.6 million
Return on assets TTM 6.41%
Return on equity TTM 12.01%
Profit margin 8.58%
Book value $7.89
Market capitalisation $1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Marten Transport shares

There are currently 1.6 million Marten Transport shares held short by investors – that's known as Marten Transport's "short interest". This figure is 18.5% down from 2.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Marten Transport shares can be evaluated.

Marten Transport's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Marten Transport's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Marten Transport shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Marten Transport shares traded daily (recently around 278178.34179357). Marten Transport's SIR currently stands at 5.91. In other words for every 100,000 Marten Transport shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5910 shares are currently held short.

However Marten Transport's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Marten Transport shares, or, against the total number of tradable Marten Transport shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Marten Transport's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Marten Transport shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0277% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Marten Transport shares, roughly 28 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Marten Transport.

Find out more about how you can short Marten Transport stock.

Marten Transport share dividends

1%

Dividend payout ratio: 1.23% of net profits

Recently Marten Transport has paid out, on average, around 1.23% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.05% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Marten Transport shareholders could enjoy a 1.05% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Marten Transport's case, that would currently equate to about $0.161 per share.

While Marten Transport's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Marten Transport is investing more in its future growth.

Marten Transport's most recent dividend payout was on 3 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Marten Transport's shares ever split?

Marten Transport's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 13 August 2020. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Marten Transport shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Marten Transport shares which in turn could have impacted Marten Transport's share price.

Marten Transport share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Marten Transport's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.104 up to $17.7861. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MRTN.US volatility(beta: 0.95)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Marten Transport's is 0.9455. This would suggest that Marten Transport's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Marten Transport overview

Marten Transport, Ltd. operates as a temperature-sensitive truckload carrier for shippers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It operates through four segments: Truckload, Dedicated, Intermodal, and Brokerage. The Truckload segment transports food and other consumer packaged goods that require a temperature-controlled or insulated environment. The Dedicated segment offers customized transportation solutions for individual customers' requirements using temperature-controlled trailers, dry vans, and other specialized equipment. The Intermodal segment transports customers' freight utilizing its temperature-controlled trailers on railroad flatcars for portions of trips, as well as using tractors and contracted carriers. The Brokerage segment develops contractual relationships with and arranges for third-party carriers to transport freight for customers in temperature-controlled trailers and dry vans.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Marten Transport is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 28.742% of Marten Transport shares are held by insiders and 69.586% by institutions.
How many people work for Marten Transport?
Latest data suggests 4,162 work at Marten Transport.
When does the fiscal year end for Marten Transport?
Marten Transport's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Marten Transport based?
Marten Transport's address is: 129 Marten Street, Mondovi, WI, United States, 54755
What is Marten Transport's ISIN number?
Marten Transport's international securities identification number is: US5730751089
What is Marten Transport's CUSIP number?
Marten Transport's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 573075108

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