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Inside Analysts’ Views on XPO Logistics and Its Peers


Jun. 1 2018, Updated 9:01 a.m. ET

Analysts’ recommendations for XPO

In this article, we’ll look at analysts’ recommendations for XPO Logistics (XPO).

Currently, 17 analysts are covering the company. Five (29%) have rated it as a “strong buy,” and an overwhelming 11 (65%) have rated it as a “buy.” Only one analyst has recommended a “hold” on the stock. There are no “sell” recommendations on the stock.

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Analysts’ target prices for XPO and its peers

Now let’s look at analysts’ target prices for XPO and its peers. Analysts have set a target price of $114.41 for the company. The stock had a closing price of $107.13 on May 29, and it’s already hovering near its target price. The stock has returned ~103% in the past year. The following are analysts’ target prices for XPO and its peers, along with their return potentials:

  • C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW): target price of $91.53 with a return potential of 4%
  • Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD): already exceeded target price of $69.75 and closed at $73.37 on May 29
  • FedEx (FDX): target price $287.96 with a return potential of 11.6% (currently trading at $247.61)
  • Old Dominion Freight Lines (ODFL): already exceeded target price $145.92 and closed at $154.70 on May 29

The First Trust Industrials AlphaDEX ETF (FXR) holds ~2% in XPO. FXR has exposure of 14.1% to the airline sector and 8.9% to the railroad sector.

In the last part of this series, we’ll take a look at XPO’s inorganic growth strategy.


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