News stories about Copart (NASDAQ:CPRT) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Copart earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 45.0766918906559 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Copart (CPRT) traded down $0.44 on Monday, hitting $44.90. The stock had a trading volume of 84,005 shares, compared to its average volume of 953,858. The company has a quick ratio of 2.23, a current ratio of 2.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. The stock has a market cap of $10,487.32, a PE ratio of 35.42, a PEG ratio of 1.48 and a beta of 1.30. Copart has a fifty-two week low of $27.74 and a fifty-two week high of $46.09.

Copart (NASDAQ:CPRT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 21st. The business services provider reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $419.17 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $377.37 million. Copart had a return on equity of 29.96% and a net margin of 20.01%. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.29 EPS. research analysts forecast that Copart will post 1.52 EPS for the current fiscal year.

CPRT has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Copart from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. BidaskClub cut Copart from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 22nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their target price on Copart from $35.00 to $41.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, November 24th. CJS Securities restated an “outperform” rating and set a $42.00 target price on shares of Copart in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Gabelli restated a “hold” rating on shares of Copart in a report on Friday, November 24th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $43.00.

In related news, Director Daniel J. Englander sold 68,004 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.38, for a total transaction of $2,950,013.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Matt Blunt sold 116,667 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.96, for a total value of $4,895,347.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 16.40% of the company’s stock.

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Copart Company Profile

Copart, Inc (Copart) is a provider of online auctions and vehicle remarketing services in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Brazil, Ireland, Spain and India. The Company also provides vehicle remarketing services in Germany. The Company operates through two segments: United States and International.

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