Technicals Say Expeditors International of Washington Inc. (EXPD) Is Worth Holding


As of Wednesday close, Expeditors International of Washington Inc.’s (NASDAQ:EXPD) stock was up $0.63, moving up 0.63 percent to $100.42. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 1,603,580 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.55 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,247,390, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,204,226.

Since last month, EXPD stock retreated -7.42%. Shares of the company fell to $99.05 on 09/14/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $137.80 was reached on 01/03/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $92.58. Since the beginning of this year, EXPD’s stock price has dropped by -25.22% or -$33.87, and marked a new high 1 time. However, the stock has declined by -27.13% since its 52-week high.

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Expeditors International of Washington Inc. (EXPD) last reported insider trading activity 36 days ago on Aug 10. ALGER EUGENE K, the President Global Services of the company, disposed of 7,157 shares for $107.35 on Aug 10. It resulted in a $768,302 divestment by the insider. ALGER EUGENE K sold 2,981 shares at an average price of $107.29 on Aug 10. The insider now owns 29,379 shares following the transaction. On Dec 08, President Global Services ALGER EUGENE K sold 11,500 shares at $128.50 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,477,784.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Expeditors International of Washington Inc. (EXPD) has a P/E ratio of about 11.08. The stock’s beta is 0.86. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.86, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 4.70, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 12.66 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.67 per share was paid out, which is 15.52% more than last year’s $0.58. On Monday May 2 2022, a $0.09 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, Expeditors International of Washington Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.90, while its current ratio was 1.90, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 25.40% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 11.00%. Based on annual data, EXPD earned $4.47 billion in gross profit and brought in $16.52 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 40.20%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 43.00%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. EXPD’s revenue rose 21.6% to $4.66 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $4.6 billion. While analysts expected Expeditors International of Washington Inc. to report $1.74 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $2.05 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 17.80%. During the quarter, the company generated $520.24 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Expeditors International of Washington Inc. were 3.83 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $469.77 million. The value of shareholders’ equity is $163.6 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Expeditors International of Washington Inc.’s (EXPD) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 31.32%, the RSI 9-day stood at 39.35% on 14 September.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Expeditors International of Washington Inc. price is down by -1.52% percent or -$1.55. At present, EXPD shares trade -7.05% below its 20-day simple moving average and +0.89% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +4.06% above its SMA50 and -18.94% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 24.28% and Stochastic coefficient D was 32.55%, while ATR was 2.54. Given the Stochastic reading of 13.82% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 42.16%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.37, while the 14-day reading stands at -1.26.

Analyst Ratings

Expeditors International of Washington Inc. downgraded its rating on Expeditors International of Washington Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD) to an Underperform in a note to investors on July 12, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Peer perform rating on the stock.Expeditors International of Washington Inc. (EXPD) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 5 brokerage firms, EXPD is a sell, and 10 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Expeditors International of Washington Inc. stock as buy, with 1 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $100.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $90.00 – $125.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Expeditors International of Washington Inc. (EXPD) will achieve an average price target of $103.92.


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