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Inside Analysts’ Views on XPO Logistics and Its Peers

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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.

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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