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Analyst Recommendations for EXPD after Second-Quarter Earnings

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Aug. 14 2018, Updated 7:30 a.m. ET

Analyst recommendations

A majority of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters favor a “hold” for Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD). Of the 14 analysts covering the stock, ten analysts have recommended a “hold” for the stock. One analyst has recommended a “buy,” and two have rated it a “sell.” One has recommended a “strong sell.”

The company has a consensus rating of 3.21, indicating a “hold.” It has a 12-month price target of $70. Based on its closing price of $73.39 on August 8, it has already crossed its price target.

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Peer group recommendations

Expeditors’ prime competitor, C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW), has a “hold” rating from 13 of the 22 analysts covering the stock. Three analysts are recommending a “strong buy,” and four are recommending a “buy.” The company has a price target of $96.18, implying no return potential over the next 12 months.

Of the 20 analysts covering XPO Logistics (XPO) stock, four have given it a “strong buy” recommendation, and 12 have rated it a “buy.” Four analysts have rated it a “hold,” and none have rated it a “sell.” This second-largest US less-than-truckload services provider has a price target of $120.60, implying a 15.8% return based on its closing price on August 8.

Analysts also favor a “buy” for Schneider National (SNDR). Of the 13 analysts covering the stock, four have rated it a “strong buy,” and four have rated it a “buy.” Five analysts have recommended a “hold.” The stock currently has a price target of $32.18. Based on the August 8 closing price of $27.33, the stock has an 18.2% return potential over the next 12 months.

Analysts are divided on J.B. Hunt Transport Services (JBHT). Seven of the 24 analysts covering the stock have given it a “strong buy” rating, and five have recommended a “buy.” Eleven analysts have recommended a “hold.” One analyst has given it a “sell” recommendation. JBHT is the transportation technology leader in the US trucking (IYJ) sector.

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