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S&P 500   5,022.21
DOW   37,753.31
QQQ   425.84
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Checking in with 5 Bitcoin Stocks Ahead of Bitcoin's Halving
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S&P 500   5,022.21
DOW   37,753.31
QQQ   425.84
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Checking in with 5 Bitcoin Stocks Ahead of Bitcoin's Halving
Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities
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Forward Air (FWRD) Competitors

$22.65
-2.57 (-10.19%)
(As of 04/17/2024 ET)

FWRD vs. HUBG, SNCY, DESP, NAT, VTOL, GSL, TNP, ATSG, GNK, and HTLD

Should you be buying Forward Air stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Forward Air include Hub Group (HUBG), Sun Country Airlines (SNCY), Despegar.com (DESP), Nordic American Tankers (NAT), Bristow Group (VTOL), Global Ship Lease (GSL), Tsakos Energy Navigation (TNP), Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), Genco Shipping & Trading (GNK), and Heartland Express (HTLD). These companies are all part of the "transportation" sector.

Forward Air vs.

Hub Group (NASDAQ:HUBG) and Forward Air (NASDAQ:FWRD) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, media sentiment, dividends, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, community ranking, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Hub Group pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Forward Air pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Hub Group pays out 19.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Forward Air pays out 15.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Forward Air is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Hub Group has a beta of 0.89, indicating that its share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Forward Air has a beta of 0.98, indicating that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

46.8% of Hub Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.0% of Forward Air shares are held by institutional investors. 3.8% of Hub Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.7% of Forward Air shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, Forward Air had 2 more articles in the media than Hub Group. MarketBeat recorded 7 mentions for Forward Air and 5 mentions for Hub Group. Forward Air's average media sentiment score of 0.38 beat Hub Group's score of 0.03 indicating that Hub Group is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Hub Group
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Forward Air
2 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Hub Group received 129 more outperform votes than Forward Air when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 54.88% of users gave Forward Air an outperform vote while only 54.30% of users gave Hub Group an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Hub GroupOutperform Votes
461
54.30%
Underperform Votes
388
45.70%
Forward AirOutperform Votes
332
54.88%
Underperform Votes
273
45.12%

Hub Group has higher revenue and earnings than Forward Air. Forward Air is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hub Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Hub Group$4.20B0.58$167.53M$2.6114.99
Forward Air$1.37B0.44$167.35M$6.423.53

Hub Group presently has a consensus target price of $46.63, suggesting a potential upside of 19.52%. Forward Air has a consensus target price of $80.14, suggesting a potential upside of 250.89%. Given Hub Group's higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Forward Air is more favorable than Hub Group.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hub Group
0 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50
Forward Air
1 Sell rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.25

Forward Air has a net margin of 10.58% compared to Forward Air's net margin of 3.99%. Hub Group's return on equity of 15.30% beat Forward Air's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hub Group3.99% 10.56% 5.98%
Forward Air 10.58%15.30%6.48%

Summary

Forward Air beats Hub Group on 11 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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FWRD vs. The Competition

MetricForward AirFreight transportation arrangement IndustryTransportation SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Market Cap$597.28M$4.20B$10.28B$7.41B
Dividend Yield3.75%2.01%3.86%3.96%
P/E Ratio3.5312.4016.0416.25
Price / Sales0.441.3820.9487.67
Price / Cash3.958.9216.7635.32
Price / Book0.763.002.034.21
Net Income$167.35M$187.13M$635.88M$211.53M
7 Day Performance-20.67%-6.36%-3.50%-4.35%
1 Month Performance-19.14%-0.61%-2.71%-3.37%
1 Year Performance-79.35%-17.62%6.25%4.59%

Forward Air Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
HUBG
Hub Group
3.9362 of 5 stars
$42.84
-0.4%
$46.63
+8.8%
-3.7%$2.69B$4.20B16.455,950Gap Down
SNCY
Sun Country Airlines
4.0918 of 5 stars
$15.10
+2.0%
$19.60
+29.8%
-22.5%$804.68M$1.05B12.382,783Upcoming Earnings
Gap Up
DESP
Despegar.com
3.194 of 5 stars
$12.35
+2.5%
$14.33
+16.1%
+90.9%$815.84M$706.04M-47.504,543High Trading Volume
NAT
Nordic American Tankers
3.0007 of 5 stars
$3.88
-1.5%
$5.33
+37.6%
+0.3%$820.57M$391.69M8.2418Analyst Revision
News Coverage
VTOL
Bristow Group
0 of 5 stars
$26.56
-0.5%
N/A+9.0%$752.18M$1.30B-110.673,298
GSL
Global Ship Lease
2.8618 of 5 stars
$21.23
-1.6%
$25.00
+17.8%
+2.7%$747.08M$674.79M2.557Analyst Upgrade
TNP
Tsakos Energy Navigation
3.808 of 5 stars
$25.16
-3.0%
$30.00
+19.2%
+32.3%$742.47M$889.57M2.791,500Positive News
ATSG
Air Transport Services Group
4.3648 of 5 stars
$13.16
+2.1%
$24.33
+84.9%
-38.2%$864.35M$2.07B17.555,095News Coverage
GNK
Genco Shipping & Trading
2.4484 of 5 stars
$20.37
+0.2%
$20.67
+1.5%
+21.9%$870.41M$383.83M-65.711,105
HTLD
Heartland Express
4.2393 of 5 stars
$10.89
-1.5%
$14.00
+28.6%
-33.3%$874.12M$1.21B60.506,320Short Interest ↓
News Coverage
Gap Down

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This page (NASDAQ:FWRD) was last updated on 4/18/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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