Looking To Buy XPO Logistics Inc. (XPO)? Read This First

XPO Logistics Inc. (NYSE:XPO) saw a downside of -1.72% to $74.13 after subtracting -$1.3 on Wednesday. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,189,202 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $81.14 in the past week. An average of 1,168,965 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,257,574.

XPO’s 1-month performance is -10.93% or -$10.83 on its low of $73.41 reached on 10/13/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $50.83 and high of $90.78, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 08/16/21. YTD, XPO has achieved 8.77% or $4.56. However, the current price is down -18.34%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Jul 01, 104 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for XPO Logistics Inc. (XPO). Jacobs Private Equity, LLC (Director) most recently sold 2,875,000 shares at $133.86 per share on Jul 01. This transaction cost the insider $384,847,500. Chief Accounting Officer, Robinson Lance A, sold 10,000 shares at a price of $151.54 on Jun 16. Then, on Jun 10, Director Jacobs Private Equity, LLC sold 84,260 shares at a price of $144.53 per share. This transaction amounted to $12,178,247.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 262.04 and a low of 6.522. XPO stock has a beta of 2.14. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 0.48 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 2.89, with the price to cash flow ratio at 17.46.

XPO Logistics Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.00, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.00 meaning that XPO stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 1.77, while the total debt to equity was 1.80. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 51.00%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 7.43% while for the period ending June 29; XPO Logistics Inc.’s operating margin was 4.80%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $2.56 billion against revenue of $16.25 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected XPO to announce $1.67 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.86, representing a 11.40% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $451.0 million. XPO stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 12.6 billion, with total debt at $7.97 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $114.63 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at XPO Logistics Inc. (XPO) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 22.50% to suggest the stock is trending oversold, with historical volatility in this time period at 26.16%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $76.93, reflecting a -6.98% or -$5.55 change from its current price. XPO is currently trading -11.44% above its 20-day SMA, -10.82% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -13.91% and +7.82% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 1.88% and 6.63% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 2.43. The RSI (14) points at 28.31%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 3.27% with the period’s ATR at 2.45. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -2.67 and -4.30 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for XPO Logistics Inc. (NYSE: XPO), Morgan Stanley launched coverage with an Equal-weight rating. Analysts offering their rating for XPO stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Buy. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate XPO as a “sell,”, while 3 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 2 rates the stock as overweight while 16 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is XPO’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $75.00 and a high of $114.00, with their median price target at $105.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for XPO Logistics Inc. (XPO) stock is $103.84.


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