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How to buy Marten Transport stock
Learn how to easily invest in Marten Transport stock.
Marten Transport 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 4,575 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.3 billion.
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Marten Transport shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$22.03|
|52-week range||$15.97 - $23.22|
|50-day moving average||$20.68|
|200-day moving average||$20.57|
|Wall St. target price||$24.50|
|Dividend yield||$0.24 (1.12%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.30|
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Is it a good time to buy Marten Transport stock?
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Marten Transport price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of $22.03 from 2023-06-02
|1 week (2023-05-25)||2.32%|
|1 month (2023-05-03)||7.05%|
|3 months (2023-03-03)||-2.13%|
|6 months (2022-12-01)||2.70%|
|1 year (2022-06-02)||24.32%|
|2 years (2021-06-02)||30.36%|
|3 years (2020-06-05)||35.47%|
|5 years (2018-06-05)||58.79%|
Is Marten Transport stock undervalued or overvalued?
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 17x. In other words, Marten Transport shares trade at around 17x 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 $243.6 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||$1.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.6%|
|Gross profit TTM||$340.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||8.21%|
|Return on equity TTM||15.37%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Marten Transport share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 18.46% of net profits
Recently Marten Transport has paid out, on average, around 18.46% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.12% 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 1.12% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Marten Transport's case, that would currently equate to about $0.24 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 30 June 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 June 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Marten Transport's shares ever split?
Marten Transport's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 14 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 $15.9669 up to $23.2219. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 0.8885. 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 State, Mexico, and Canada. The company 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, as well as dry freight. 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 refrigerated containers and 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.
Marten Transport in the news
Here's Why We Think Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN) Is Well Worth Watching
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Marten Transport is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 29.414% of Marten Transport shares are held by insiders and 69.312% by institutions. How many people work for Marten Transport?
Latest data suggests 4,575 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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