Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC Sells 8,174 Shares of Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ:LSTR)

Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC reduced its holdings in shares of Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ:LSTRGet Rating) by 13.5% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 52,165 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 8,174 shares during the quarter. Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC owned 0.14% of Landstar System worth $7,531,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of LSTR. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in Landstar System during the first quarter valued at $26,416,000. Raymond James & Associates increased its position in Landstar System by 229.1% during the third quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 148,591 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $21,452,000 after acquiring an additional 103,440 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp increased its position in Landstar System by 21.5% during the first quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 559,782 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $84,432,000 after acquiring an additional 98,958 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC increased its position in Landstar System by 13.3% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 844,831 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $122,856,000 after acquiring an additional 98,859 shares during the last quarter. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP increased its position in Landstar System by 58.4% during the first quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 237,630 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $35,842,000 after acquiring an additional 87,638 shares during the last quarter. 98.90% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Insider Activity at Landstar System

In related news, CEO James B. Gattoni sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $155.86, for a total transaction of $3,117,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 74,792 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,657,081.12. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 0.90% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

LSTR has been the subject of a number of research reports. Cowen reduced their price objective on Landstar System to $155.00 in a research report on Thursday, October 27th. Wells Fargo & Company upped their price target on Landstar System from $142.00 to $155.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 4th. Susquehanna Bancshares upped their price target on Landstar System from $147.00 to $150.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, October 21st. Morgan Stanley upgraded Landstar System from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $120.00 to $140.00 in a research report on Monday, January 9th. Finally, StockNews.com began coverage on Landstar System in a research report on Wednesday, October 12th. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, According to MarketBeat, Landstar System has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $155.30.

Landstar System Stock Performance

NASDAQ:LSTR opened at $169.88 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.58, a quick ratio of 1.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08. Landstar System, Inc. has a 12-month low of $137.15 and a 12-month high of $178.14. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $168.01 and a 200 day moving average price of $155.58. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.10 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.99, a P/E/G ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 0.91.

Landstar System (NASDAQ:LSTRGet Rating) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 19th. The transportation company reported $2.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $2.76. Landstar System had a return on equity of 52.31% and a net margin of 5.85%. The firm had revenue of $1.82 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.79 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $2.58 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Landstar System, Inc. will post 11.77 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Landstar System Dividend Announcement

The company also recently declared a None dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 20th. Investors of record on Friday, January 6th will be paid a dividend of $2.00 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 5th. Landstar System’s payout ratio is presently 9.88%.

About Landstar System

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Landstar System, Inc provides integrated transportation management solutions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. The company operates through two segments: Transportation Logistics, and Insurance. The Transportation Logistics segment offers a range of transportation services, including truckload and less-than-truckload transportation, rail intermodal, air cargo, ocean cargo, expedited ground and air delivery of time-critical freight, heavy-haul/specialized, U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico cross-border, intra-Mexico, intra-Canada, project cargo, and customs brokerage, as well as offers transportation services to other transportation companies, such as third party logistics, small package and less-than-truckload service providers.

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