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S&P 500   4,544.90
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NASDAQ:LSTR

Landstar System Stock Competitors

$174.46
+3.15 (+1.84 %)
(As of 10/22/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$172.44
$175.48
50-Day Range
$155.21
$171.86
52-Week Range
$122.63
$182.63
Volume285,947 shs
Average Volume283,270 shs
Market Capitalization$6.68 billion
P/E Ratio22.60
Dividend Yield0.62%
Beta0.99

Landstar System (NASDAQ:LSTR) Vs. ODFL, JBHT, UHAL, CAR, KNX, SAIA, R, WERN, MRTN, and HTLD

Should you be buying Landstar System stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Landstar System include Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL), J.B. Hunt Transport Services (JBHT), AMERCO (UHAL), Avis Budget Group (CAR), Knight-Swift Transportation (KNX), Saia (SAIA), Ryder System (R), Werner Enterprises (WERN), Marten Transport (MRTN), and Heartland Express (HTLD). These companies are all part of the "trucking" industry.

Landstar System vs.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT) and Landstar System (NASDAQ:LSTR) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their community ranking, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and media sentiment.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Landstar System pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. J.B. Hunt Transport Services pays out 25.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Landstar System pays out 18.9% 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. J.B. Hunt Transport Services has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years and Landstar System has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years. J.B. Hunt Transport Services is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

72.7% of J.B. Hunt Transport Services shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.0% of Landstar System shares are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of J.B. Hunt Transport Services shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Landstar System shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has higher revenue and earnings than Landstar System. Landstar System is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than J.B. Hunt Transport Services, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
J.B. Hunt Transport Services$9.64 billion2.14$506.04 million$4.7441.28
Landstar System$4.13 billion1.62$192.11 million$5.2932.98

J.B. Hunt Transport Services received 168 more outperform votes than Landstar System when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 62.97% of users gave J.B. Hunt Transport Services an outperform vote while only 55.49% of users gave Landstar System an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
J.B. Hunt Transport ServicesOutperform Votes
658
62.97%
Underperform Votes
387
37.03%
Landstar SystemOutperform Votes
490
55.49%
Underperform Votes
393
44.51%

J.B. Hunt Transport Services presently has a consensus target price of $183.50, indicating a potential downside of 6.21%. Landstar System has a consensus target price of $160.69, indicating a potential downside of 7.89%. Given J.B. Hunt Transport Services' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe J.B. Hunt Transport Services is more favorable than Landstar System.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
J.B. Hunt Transport Services
1 Sell rating(s)
9 Hold rating(s)
10 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.45
Landstar System
2 Sell rating(s)
11 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.85

In the previous week, J.B. Hunt Transport Services had 28 more articles in the media than Landstar System. MarketBeat recorded 52 mentions for J.B. Hunt Transport Services and 24 mentions for Landstar System. Landstar System's average media sentiment score of 0.70 beat J.B. Hunt Transport Services' score of 0.57 indicating that Landstar System is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
J.B. Hunt Transport Services
11 Very Positive mention(s)
6 Positive mention(s)
18 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
1 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Landstar System
6 Very Positive mention(s)
2 Positive mention(s)
7 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Landstar System has a net margin of 5.66% compared to J.B. Hunt Transport Services' net margin of 5.57%. Landstar System's return on equity of 41.25% beat J.B. Hunt Transport Services' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
J.B. Hunt Transport Services 5.57% 22.56% 9.89%
Landstar System 5.66% 41.25% 19.51%

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has a beta of 1.02, indicating that its share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Landstar System has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

J.B. Hunt Transport Services beats Landstar System on 14 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.


New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding LSTR and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NASDAQ and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment >-1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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Landstar System (NASDAQ:LSTR) vs. Its Competitors

TypeLandstar SystemTrucking, except local IndustryTransportation SectorNASDAQ Exchange
Dividend Yield0.62%0.85%3.80%2.54%
P/E Ratio22.6021.2145.0928.04
Net Margins5.66%6.61%-16.58%-1,245.04%

Landstar System Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
ODFL
Old Dominion Freight Line
2.4415 of 5 stars
$321.73
+0.9%
$268.78
+16.5%
N/A$37.26B$4.02B43.8919,779Upcoming Earnings
Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
JBHT
J.B. Hunt Transport Services
2.6465 of 5 stars
$195.66
+0.9%
$183.50
+6.2%
N/A$20.58B$9.64B34.9430,309Dividend Announcement
Analyst Upgrade
Analyst Revision
UHAL
AMERCO
1.3648 of 5 stars
$724.58
+0.0%
N/AN/A$14.21B$4.54B16.372,021
CAR
Avis Budget Group
1.6031 of 5 stars
$167.97
+0.3%
$99.20
+40.9%
N/A$11.18B$5.40B66.1317,500
KNX
Knight-Swift Transportation
2.6943 of 5 stars
$56.28
+0.8%
$58.05
+3.1%
N/A$9.34B$4.67B17.3722,800Earnings Report
Analyst Upgrade
Insider Selling
Options Volume
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
SAIA
Saia
2.1176 of 5 stars
$271.81
+1.7%
$239.00
+12.1%
N/A$7.16B$1.82B39.9110,600Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Report
News Coverage
R
Ryder System
2.2469 of 5 stars
$88.94
+1.2%
$81.88
+7.9%
N/A$4.78B$8.42B18.232,020Upcoming Earnings
WERN
Werner Enterprises
2.3084 of 5 stars
$46.92
+0.1%
$50.58
+7.8%
N/A$3.19B$2.37B14.2612,292Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
MRTN
Marten Transport
3.2715 of 5 stars
$16.57
+0.4%
$22.00
+32.8%
N/A$1.37B$874.37M17.634,162Earnings Report
Analyst Revision
HTLD
Heartland Express
2.6515 of 5 stars
$16.73
+1.1%
$21.33
+27.5%
N/A$1.33B$645.26M18.593,780
FRPH
FRP
1.5464 of 5 stars
$55.99
+0.5%
N/AN/A$526.92M$23.58M15.3416
This page was last updated on 10/23/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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