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$75.24
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(As of 11/25/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$74.17
Now: $75.24
$77.50
50-Day Range
$59.93
MA: $66.30
$77.68
52-Week Range
$39.59
Now: $75.24
$78.41
Volume121,812 shs
Average Volume168,239 shs
Market Capitalization$2.07 billion
P/E Ratio40.45
Dividend Yield0.93%
Beta1.13

Competitors

Forward Air (NASDAQ:FWRD) Vs. UPS, FDX, EXPD, CHRW, XPO, and HUBG

Should you be buying FWRD stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "air freight & logistics" are considered alternatives and competitors to Forward Air, including United Parcel Service (UPS), FedEx (FDX), Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD), C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW), XPO Logistics (XPO), and Hub Group (HUBG).

Forward Air (NASDAQ:FWRD) and United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Forward Air and United Parcel Service, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Forward Air02102.33
United Parcel Service451222.52

Forward Air currently has a consensus target price of $65.25, indicating a potential downside of 13.28%. United Parcel Service has a consensus target price of $156.50, indicating a potential downside of 8.21%. Given United Parcel Service's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe United Parcel Service is more favorable than Forward Air.

Dividends

Forward Air pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. United Parcel Service pays an annual dividend of $4.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Forward Air pays out 23.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. United Parcel Service pays out 53.7% 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 has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and United Parcel Service has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Forward Air and United Parcel Service's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Forward Air$1.41 billion1.47$87.10 million$3.0424.75
United Parcel Service$74.09 billion1.99$4.44 billion$7.5322.64

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

Volatility and Risk

Forward Air has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Parcel Service has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Forward Air and United Parcel Service's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Forward Air3.91%10.39%5.63%
United Parcel Service5.66%156.85%11.09%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.0% of Forward Air shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.7% of United Parcel Service shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Forward Air shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of United Parcel Service shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

United Parcel Service beats Forward Air on 12 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

FedEx (NYSE:FDX) and Forward Air (NASDAQ:FWRD) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares FedEx and Forward Air's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
FedEx$69.22 billion1.09$1.29 billion$9.5030.35
Forward Air$1.41 billion1.47$87.10 million$3.0424.75

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

Dividends

FedEx pays an annual dividend of $2.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Forward Air pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. FedEx pays out 27.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Forward Air pays out 23.7% 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. FedEx has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Forward Air has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Forward Air is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for FedEx and Forward Air, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
FedEx061712.79
Forward Air02102.33

FedEx currently has a consensus target price of $277.50, indicating a potential downside of 3.75%. Forward Air has a consensus target price of $65.25, indicating a potential downside of 13.28%. Given FedEx's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe FedEx is more favorable than Forward Air.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.7% of FedEx shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.0% of Forward Air shares are held by institutional investors. 8.5% of FedEx shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Forward Air shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares FedEx and Forward Air's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
FedEx2.50%15.82%4.09%
Forward Air3.91%10.39%5.63%

Volatility & Risk

FedEx has a beta of 1.38, indicating that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Forward Air has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

FedEx beats Forward Air on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Forward Air (NASDAQ:FWRD) and Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ:EXPD) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

Forward Air has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Expeditors International of Washington has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

95.0% of Forward Air shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.1% of Expeditors International of Washington shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Forward Air shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Expeditors International of Washington shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Forward Air and Expeditors International of Washington's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Forward Air3.91%10.39%5.63%
Expeditors International of Washington7.06%28.55%16.53%

Dividends

Forward Air pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Expeditors International of Washington pays an annual dividend of $1.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Forward Air pays out 23.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Expeditors International of Washington pays out 30.1% 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 has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Expeditors International of Washington has raised its dividend for 26 consecutive years. Expeditors International of Washington is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Forward Air and Expeditors International of Washington, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Forward Air02102.33
Expeditors International of Washington35001.63

Forward Air currently has a consensus target price of $65.25, suggesting a potential downside of 13.28%. Expeditors International of Washington has a consensus target price of $79.4286, suggesting a potential downside of 12.04%. Given Expeditors International of Washington's higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Expeditors International of Washington is more favorable than Forward Air.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Forward Air and Expeditors International of Washington's revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Forward Air$1.41 billion1.47$87.10 million$3.0424.75
Expeditors International of Washington$8.18 billion1.87$590.40 million$3.4526.17

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

Summary

Expeditors International of Washington beats Forward Air on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Forward Air (NASDAQ:FWRD) and C.H. Robinson Worldwide (NASDAQ:CHRW) are both transportation companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.0% of Forward Air shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.9% of C.H. Robinson Worldwide shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Forward Air shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.8% of C.H. Robinson Worldwide shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Forward Air has a beta of 1.13, suggesting that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, C.H. Robinson Worldwide has a beta of 0.68, suggesting that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Forward Air and C.H. Robinson Worldwide's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Forward Air3.91%10.39%5.63%
C.H. Robinson Worldwide2.96%26.78%9.44%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Forward Air and C.H. Robinson Worldwide, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Forward Air02102.33
C.H. Robinson Worldwide310502.11

Forward Air currently has a consensus target price of $65.25, suggesting a potential downside of 13.28%. C.H. Robinson Worldwide has a consensus target price of $92.5882, suggesting a potential downside of 0.47%. Given C.H. Robinson Worldwide's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe C.H. Robinson Worldwide is more favorable than Forward Air.

Dividends

Forward Air pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. C.H. Robinson Worldwide pays an annual dividend of $2.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Forward Air pays out 23.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. C.H. Robinson Worldwide pays out 48.7% 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 has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and C.H. Robinson Worldwide has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years. C.H. Robinson Worldwide is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Forward Air and C.H. Robinson Worldwide's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Forward Air$1.41 billion1.47$87.10 million$3.0424.75
C.H. Robinson Worldwide$15.31 billion0.83$576.97 million$4.1922.20

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

Summary

C.H. Robinson Worldwide beats Forward Air on 10 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

Forward Air (NASDAQ:FWRD) and XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) are both mid-cap transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Forward Air has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, XPO Logistics has a beta of 2.33, indicating that its stock price is 133% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

95.0% of Forward Air shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.9% of XPO Logistics shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Forward Air shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 18.9% of XPO Logistics shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Forward Air and XPO Logistics' revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Forward Air$1.41 billion1.47$87.10 million$3.0424.75
XPO Logistics$16.65 billion0.58$419 million$4.0326.16

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

Profitability

This table compares Forward Air and XPO Logistics' net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Forward Air3.91%10.39%5.63%
XPO Logistics0.82%9.11%1.73%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Forward Air and XPO Logistics, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Forward Air02102.33
XPO Logistics031302.81

Forward Air currently has a consensus price target of $65.25, indicating a potential downside of 13.28%. XPO Logistics has a consensus price target of $99.8333, indicating a potential downside of 5.30%. Given XPO Logistics' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe XPO Logistics is more favorable than Forward Air.

Summary

XPO Logistics beats Forward Air on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

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

Profitability

This table compares Hub Group and Forward Air's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Hub Group2.30%8.05%4.35%
Forward Air3.91%10.39%5.63%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hub Group and Forward Air's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Hub Group$3.67 billion0.52$107.17 million$3.3916.44
Forward Air$1.41 billion1.47$87.10 million$3.0424.75

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Hub Group and Forward Air, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Hub Group13302.29
Forward Air02102.33

Hub Group presently has a consensus target price of $53.2857, suggesting a potential downside of 4.39%. Forward Air has a consensus target price of $65.25, suggesting a potential downside of 13.28%. Given Hub Group's higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Hub Group is more favorable than Forward Air.

Risk & Volatility

Hub Group has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Forward Air has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

90.8% of Hub Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.0% of Forward Air shares are held by institutional investors. 5.1% of Hub Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% 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 is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Forward Air beats Hub Group on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.


Forward Air Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
United Parcel Service logo
UPS
United Parcel Service
1.8$170.50-1.3%$147.38 billion$74.09 billion33.90
FedEx logo
FDX
FedEx
2.0$288.30-1.2%$75.71 billion$69.22 billion42.58Dividend Announcement
Expeditors International of Washington logo
EXPD
Expeditors International of Washington
1.5$90.30-0.0%$15.28 billion$8.18 billion24.21
C.H. Robinson Worldwide logo
CHRW
C.H. Robinson Worldwide
2.1$93.03-1.5%$12.65 billion$15.31 billion27.69
XPO Logistics logo
XPO
XPO Logistics
1.9$105.42-0.4%$9.64 billion$16.65 billion128.56
Hub Group logo
HUBG
Hub Group
1.3$55.73-0.1%$1.90 billion$3.67 billion23.51
Air Transport Services Group logo
ATSG
Air Transport Services Group
1.3$31.35-0.4%$1.87 billion$1.45 billion-19.12Insider Selling
Atlas Air Worldwide logo
AAWW
Atlas Air Worldwide
1.1$56.01-0.6%$1.54 billion$2.74 billion-6.11Unusual Options Activity
Echo Global Logistics logo
ECHO
Echo Global Logistics
1.5$30.18-0.0%$803.03 million$2.18 billion125.76
Park-Ohio logo
PKOH
Park-Ohio
1.5$28.84-2.0%$363.85 million$1.62 billion90.13Analyst Report
This page was last updated on 11/26/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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