Marten Transport Company Profile (NASDAQ:MRTN)

About Marten Transport

Marten Transport logoMarten Transport, Ltd. is a national protective service transportation company. It is a temperature-sensitive truckload carrier. The Company specializes in transporting and distributing food and other consumer-packaged goods that require a temperature-controlled or insulated environment. The Company operates through four segments: Truckload, Dedicated, Intermodal and Brokerage. Truckload segment provides a combination of regional short-haul and medium-to-long-haul full-load transportation services. The Dedicated segment provides temperature-controlled trailers, dry vans and other specialized equipment within the United States. The Intermodal segment transports its customers' freight within the United States. The Brokerage segment arranges for smaller third-party carriers to transport freight for its customers in temperature-controlled trailers and dry vans. It operates throughout the United States and in parts of Canada and Mexico.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Industry: Trucking
  • Sub-Industry: Trucking
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: MRTN
  • CUSIP: 57307510
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $24.35
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $23.27
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $22.44
  • 52-Week Range: $16.06 - $27.05
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 23.87
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 19.80
  • P/E Growth: 2.39
  • Market Cap: $794.64M
  • Outstanding Shares: 32,634,000
  • Beta: 1.15
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 4.99%
  • Return on Equity: 7.89%
  • Return on Assets: 5.27%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.02%
  • Current Ratio: 1.54%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.42%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $22.50 (7.60% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/10/2017Stifel NicolausUpgradeSell -> Hold$21.00 -> $23.00View Rating Details
12/16/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutralView Rating Details
7/22/2016Avondale PartnersDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$22.00View Rating Details
7/15/2015StephensLower Price TargetOverweight$28.00 -> $26.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/25/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/19/2017        
1/26/2017Q4 2016$0.25$0.25$168.37 million$172.66 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2016Q3$0.24$0.26$166.10 million$170.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2016Q216$0.25$0.26$168.17 million$166.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q1$0.23$0.25$168.70 million$151.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2016Q4$0.26$0.26$176.20 million$168.77 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/19/2015Q315$0.25$0.25$167.10 million$154.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/14/2015Q2$0.30$0.25$163.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/14/2015Q115$0.22$0.24$161.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2015Q414$0.25$0.27$176.47 million$173.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2014$0.25$0.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/14/2014Q314$0.26$0.23$171.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/15/2014Q214$0.26$0.24$172.10 million$168.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/15/2014Q1 14$0.19$0.16$162.06 million$159.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/21/2014Q4$0.24$0.22$168.74 million$166.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/15/2013Q313$0.24$0.24$168.47 million$167.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/16/2013Q2 2013$0.24$0.23$167.31 million$161.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/16/2013Q1 2013$0.27$0.32$161.38 million$164.47 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/22/2013Q4 2012$0.30$0.35$165.36 million$166.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/16/2012$0.31$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/17/2012$0.33$0.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/17/2012$0.23$0.25ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2012$0.28$0.35ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/18/2011$0.32$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/19/2011$0.29$0.28ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/19/2011$0.18$0.19ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.02 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.23 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.20$0.23$0.22
Q2 20162$0.25$0.26$0.26
Q3 20162$0.25$0.26$0.26
Q4 20162$0.24$0.27$0.26
Q1 20172$0.22$0.23$0.23
Q2 20171$0.24$0.24$0.24
Q3 20171$0.27$0.27$0.27
Q4 20171$0.27$0.27$0.27
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)
Annual Dividend:$0.10
Dividend Yield:0.41%
Payout Ratio:9.80% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
9.80% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
8.13% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
12/6/2016quarterly$0.030.39%12/12/201612/14/201612/28/2016
8/17/2016quarterly$0.030.47%9/9/20169/13/20169/27/2016
5/11/2016quarterly$0.030.54%6/10/20166/14/20166/28/2016
3/3/2016quarterly$0.030.61%3/11/20163/15/20163/29/2016
12/2/2015quarterly$0.030.57%12/11/201512/15/201512/29/2015
8/12/2015quarterly$0.030.54%9/14/20159/16/20159/30/2015
5/13/2015quarterly$0.030.45%6/12/20156/16/20156/30/2015
3/4/2015quarterly$0.030.44%3/13/20153/17/20153/31/2015
12/2/2014quarterly$0.030.48%12/12/201412/16/201412/30/2014
8/12/2014quarterly$0.030.5%9/12/20149/16/20149/30/2014
5/6/2014quarterly$0.030.43%6/12/20146/16/20146/30/2014
3/7/2014quarterly$0.030.47%3/19/20143/21/20144/4/2014
12/3/2013quarterly$0.030.54%12/13/201312/17/201312/30/2013
8/13/2013quarterly$0.038/27/20139/10/2013
5/3/2013quarterly$0.030.46%5/15/20135/17/20135/31/2013
3/1/2013quarterly$0.030.48%3/13/20133/15/20133/29/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 23.70%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 67.74%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
11/30/2016John H. TurnerInsiderSell1,250$25.00$31,250.00View SEC Filing  
11/16/2016John H. TurnerInsiderSell6,000$23.50$141,000.00View SEC Filing  
9/2/2016John H. TurnerInsiderSell3,825$22.00$84,150.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016John H. TurnerInsiderSell1,275$22.00$28,050.00View SEC Filing  
7/29/2016Randolph L. MartenChairmanSell100,000$21.76$2,176,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/25/2016John H TurnerVPSell2,400$19.40$46,560.00View SEC Filing  
5/24/2016Randolph L MartenCEOSell40,000$19.27$770,800.00View SEC Filing  
4/28/2016Randolph L MartenCEOSell60,000$19.21$1,152,600.00View SEC Filing  
3/14/2016Thomas J WinkelDirectorSell3,250$17.96$58,370.00View SEC Filing  
2/8/2016Randolph L. MartenCEOSell36,000$17.58$632,880.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2016James J. HinnendaelCFOSell18,000$17.70$318,600.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2016Timothy P. NashVPSell22,500$17.61$396,225.00View SEC Filing  
12/1/2015James J. HinnendaelCFOSell69,000$17.91$1,235,790.00View SEC Filing  
4/29/2015Timothy M KohlPresidentSell26,839$23.14$621,054.46View SEC Filing  
4/24/2015Timothy M KohlPresidentSell1,940$24.01$46,579.40View SEC Filing  
4/22/2015Timothy M KohlPresidentSell35,721$24.29$867,663.09View SEC Filing  
4/21/2015John H TurnerSVPSell2,644$24.50$64,778.00View SEC Filing  
4/20/2015James J HinnendaelCFOSell10,750$23.80$255,850.00View SEC Filing  
4/20/2015Larry B HagnessDirectorSell5,000$24.00$120,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015Timothy M KohlPresidentBuy7,300$22.42$163,666.00View SEC Filing  
11/26/2014Timothy P NashVPSell7,000$21.00$147,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/18/2014Timothy M KohlPresidentBuy1,200$20.86$25,032.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014G Larry OwensDirectorSell22,850$24.65$563,252.50View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014John H TurnerVPSell1,211$25.00$30,275.00View SEC Filing  
11/29/2013Randolph MartenCEOSell25,000$19.45$486,250.00View SEC Filing  
11/27/2013Timothy NashVPSell10,000$19.50$195,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2013Randolph MartenCEOSell100,000$18.31$1,831,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/21/2013Randolph L MartenCEOSell47,586$17.03$810,389.58View SEC Filing  
8/23/2013Randolph MartenCEOSell2,414$18.36$44,321.04View SEC Filing  
8/22/2013John TurnerVPSell6,200$18.34$113,708.00View SEC Filing  
7/25/2013Randolph L MartenCEOSell53,215$17.08$908,912.20View SEC Filing  
6/13/2013Larry B HagnessDirectorSell11,250$24.05$270,562.50View SEC Filing  
5/21/2013Larry B HagnessDirectorSell7,500$23.00$172,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2012Jerry M BauerDirectorBuy7,500$17.80$133,500.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN)
DateHeadline
capitalcube.com logoMarten Transport Ltd. :MRTN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : February 1, 2017 (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.capitalcube.com - February 1 at 7:43 PM
capitalcube.com logoMarten Transport Ltd. :MRTN-US: Earnings Analysis: 2016 By the Numbers : January 31, 2017 (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.capitalcube.com - January 31 at 7:32 PM
4-traders.com logoMARTEN TRANSPORT LTD : Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K) (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.4-traders.com - January 28 at 1:50 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoMarten Transport meets 4Q profit forecasts (NASDAQ:MRTN)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - January 28 at 1:50 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoMARTEN TRANSPORT LTD Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Regulation FD Disclosure, Fin (NASDAQ:MRTN)
biz.yahoo.com - January 28 at 1:50 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarten Transport Announces Fourth Quarter and Year End Results (NASDAQ:MRTN)
finance.yahoo.com - January 26 at 10:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo4:03 pm Marten Transport reports EPS in-line, beats on revs (NASDAQ:MRTN)
finance.yahoo.com - January 26 at 10:17 PM
News IconWith An ROE Of 8%, Has Marten Transport Ltd’s (MRTN) Management Done A Good Job? (NASDAQ:MRTN)
simplywall.st - January 25 at 12:26 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoTransportation Stock Q4 Earnings on Jan 24: CNI, HTLD, MRTN (NASDAQ:MRTN)
finance.yahoo.com - January 23 at 10:02 AM
capitalcube.com logoMarten Transport Ltd. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:MRTN) : January 10, 2017 (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.capitalcube.com - January 10 at 7:33 PM
capitalcube.com logoMarten Transport Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MRTN-US : January 9, 2017 (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.capitalcube.com - January 9 at 7:21 PM
marketexclusive.com logoAnalyst Activity – Seaport Global Securities Initiates Coverage On Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN) With a Neutral (NASDAQ:MRTN)
marketexclusive.com - December 18 at 5:04 AM
capitalcube.com logoMarten Transport Ltd. : MRTN-US: Dividend Analysis : December 14th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : December 16, 2016 (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.capitalcube.com - December 16 at 7:21 PM
insidermonkey.com logoIs Marten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) a Good Stock to Buy? (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.insidermonkey.com - December 14 at 7:22 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoMARTEN TRANSPORT LTD Files SEC form 8-K, Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial O (NASDAQ:MRTN)
biz.yahoo.com - December 12 at 6:45 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarten Transport Declares Quarterly Dividend (NASDAQ:MRTN)
finance.yahoo.com - December 6 at 6:26 PM
zacks.com logoHertz (HTZ) Inks Deal with Localiza, Growth Efforts on Track (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.zacks.com - December 6 at 9:53 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWill Marten Transport (MRTN) Continue to Surge Higher? (NASDAQ:MRTN)
finance.yahoo.com - November 30 at 11:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMARTEN TRANSPORT LTD Financials (NASDAQ:MRTN)
finance.yahoo.com - November 10 at 5:59 PM
capitalcube.com logoMarten Transport Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MRTN-US : November 9, 2016 (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.capitalcube.com - November 9 at 8:36 AM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to Marten Transport Ltd. : October 28, 2016 (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.capitalcube.com - October 28 at 6:01 PM
capitalcube.com logoMarten Transport Ltd. :MRTN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : October 26, 2016 (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.capitalcube.com - October 26 at 6:17 PM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoMarten Transport posts 3Q profit (NASDAQ:MRTN)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - October 20 at 6:34 PM
publicnow.com logoMARTEN TRANSPORT ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER RESULTS (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.publicnow.com - October 20 at 6:34 PM
mysmartrend.com logoUptrend Call Working As Marten Transport Stock Rises 17.2% (MRTN) (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.mysmartrend.com - September 28 at 11:15 AM
capitalcube.com logoMarten Transport Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MRTN-US : September 26, 2016 (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.capitalcube.com - September 26 at 10:54 AM
mysmartrend.com logoMarten Transport Shares Up 22.1% Since SmarTrend's Buy Recommendation (MRTN) (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.mysmartrend.com - September 21 at 5:54 PM
capitalcube.com logoMarten Transport Ltd. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:MRTN) : September 14, 2016 (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.capitalcube.com - September 14 at 6:20 PM
mysmartrend.com logoUptrend Call Working As Marten Transport Stock Rises 22.9% (MRTN) (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.mysmartrend.com - September 13 at 11:04 AM
capitalcube.com logoMarten Transport Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MRTN-US : September 13, 2016 (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.capitalcube.com - September 13 at 11:04 AM
mysmartrend.com logoMarten Transport Shares Up 22.8% Since SmarTrend's Buy Recommendation (MRTN) (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.mysmartrend.com - August 26 at 9:20 AM
mysmartrend.com logo22.0% Return Seen to Date on SmarTrend Marten Transport Call (MRTN) (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.mysmartrend.com - August 18 at 6:25 PM
mysmartrend.com logoUptrend Call Working As Marten Transport Stock Rises 21.0% (MRTN) (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.mysmartrend.com - August 12 at 9:31 AM
capitalcube.com logoMarten Transport Ltd. :MRTN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2016 By the Numbers : July 21, 2016 (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.capitalcube.com - July 21 at 11:26 AM
wsj.com logoTrucking Companies Moved Less Freight in June (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.wsj.com - July 20 at 7:00 PM
News IconEarnings Watch: Marten Profit Bumps 2% Higher (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.truckinginfo.com - July 20 at 9:12 AM
nasdaq.com logoMarten Transport Announces Second Quarter Results (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.nasdaq.com - July 20 at 9:12 AM
4-traders.com logoMarten Transport : beats 2Q profit forecasts (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.4-traders.com - July 20 at 9:12 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoMarten Transport beats 2Q profit forecasts (NASDAQ:MRTN)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - July 19 at 5:18 PM
feeds.reuters.com logoBRIEF-Marten Transport Q2 earnings per share $0.26 (NASDAQ:MRTN)
feeds.reuters.com - July 19 at 4:45 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTransportation Stocks to Post Q2 Earnings: CMRE, KSU, MRTN (NASDAQ:MRTN)
finance.yahoo.com - July 18 at 10:41 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarten Transport downgraded by KeyBanc Capital Mkts (NASDAQ:MRTN)
finance.yahoo.com - July 12 at 6:39 AM
capitalcube.com logoMarten Transport Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MRTN-US : June 29, 2016 (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.capitalcube.com - June 29 at 8:16 AM
capitalcube.com logoMarten Transport Ltd. :MRTN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2016 By the Numbers : June 28, 2016 (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.capitalcube.com - June 28 at 1:21 PM
capitalcube.com logoETF’s with exposure to Marten Transport Ltd. : June 13, 2016 (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.capitalcube.com - June 13 at 12:03 PM
capitalcube.com logoMarten Transport Ltd. :MRTN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2016 By the Numbers (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.capitalcube.com - April 27 at 10:02 AM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoMarten Transport beats 1Q profit forecasts (NASDAQ:MRTN)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - April 21 at 4:14 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarten Transport Announces First Quarter Results (NASDAQ:MRTN)
finance.yahoo.com - April 21 at 4:01 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMarten Transport Announced as Walmart Transportation’s 2015 Grocery Dedicated Carrier of the Year (NASDAQ:MRTN)
finance.yahoo.com - April 19 at 4:17 PM
capitalcube.com logoMarten Transport Ltd. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:MRTN) : April 11, 2016 (NASDAQ:MRTN)
www.capitalcube.com - April 11 at 3:24 PM

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What is Marten Transport's stock symbol?

Marten Transport trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "MRTN."

How often does Marten Transport pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Marten Transport?

Marten Transport announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, December 6th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 14th will be given a dividend of $0.025 per share on Wednesday, December 28th. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.41%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 12th.

Where is Marten Transport's stock going? Where will Marten Transport's stock price be in 2017?

3 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Marten Transport's shares. Their forecasts range from $22.00 to $23.00. On average, they anticipate Marten Transport's stock price to reach $22.50 in the next twelve months.

When will Marten Transport announce their earnings?

Marten Transport is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April, 19th 2017.

Who owns Marten Transport stock?

Marten Transport's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (8.69%), State Street Corp (1.87%), Hodges Capital Management Inc. (1.77%), NWQ Investment Management Company LLC (1.01%), MSD Partners L.P. (0.92%) and Kestrel Investment Management Corp (0.69%). Company insiders that own Marten Transport stock include James J Hinnendael, John H Turner, Larry B Hagness, Randolph L Marten, Thomas J Winkel, Timothy M Kohl and Timothy P Nash.

Who sold Marten Transport stock? Who is selling Marten Transport stock?

Marten Transport's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including NWQ Investment Management Company LLC, Hodges Capital Management Inc., Cortina Asset Management LLC, Wall Street Associates, Guggenheim Capital LLC, Royce & Associates LP, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Nicholas Co. Inc. WI. Company insiders that have sold Marten Transport stock in the last year include John H Turner, Randolph L Marten and Thomas J Winkel.

Who bought Marten Transport stock? Who is buying Marten Transport stock?

Marten Transport's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Martingale Asset Management L P, FMR LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Two Sigma Investments LP, State Street Corp, Friess Associates LLC, Envestnet Asset Management Inc. and Bessemer Group Inc..

How do I buy Marten Transport stock?

Shares of Marten Transport can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Marten Transport stock cost?

One share of Marten Transport stock can currently be purchased for approximately $24.35.

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Last Updated on 2/25/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff