Why YRC Worldwide, Inc.'s Shares Jumped Today

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What: The wild week for YRC Worldwide's shares continued but today the stock was up 11% in a steady rise, unlike the wild ride on Monday.

So what: A contract that the Teamsters union ratified over the weekend will meet conditions needed to help the company refinance its operations. About $300 million of debt will be converted into equity, and management is looking to refinance $1.4 billion worth of debt and was meeting with lenders to discuss yesterday.  

Now what: Bankruptcy appears to be off the table for now and the certainty is giving investors a reason to jump back in. Management expects EBITDA to grow by about $100 million next year to $350 million-$360 million, due primarily to the contract. There's definitely upside for investors if management can execute on its plans but analysts still expect a loss for this year so it's a speculative bet right now.

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