Knight Transportation Company Profile (NYSE:KNX)

About Knight Transportation

Knight Transportation logoKnight Transportation, Inc. is a provider of multiple truckload transportation and logistics services, which involve the movement of trailer or container loads of freight from origin to destination for a single customer. The Company operates through two segments: Trucking and Logistics. The Company operates primarily in the United States with minor operations in Canada and Mexico. The Company's Trucking segment consists of approximately three operating units: dry van truckload (Dry Van); temperature-controlled truckload (Refrigerated) and drayage services (Drayage). The Trucking segment provides truckload transportation, including services of various products, goods and materials. Its Logistics segment consists of approximately two operating units: freight brokerage services (Brokerage) and rail intermodal (Intermodal). The Company provides logistics, freight management and other non-trucking services to its customers, through its Logistics segment.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Industry: Trucking
  • Sub-Industry: Trucking
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: KNX
  • CUSIP: 49906410
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $27.57
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $28.34
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $27.41
  • 52-Week Range: $80,017,000.00 - $20.56
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.03
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 20.27
  • P/E Growth: 2.60
  • Market Cap: $2.21B
  • Outstanding Shares: 80,017,000
  • Beta: 0.83
  • Net Margins: 9.37%
  • Return on Equity: 14.55%
  • Return on Assets: 9.67%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.08%
  • Current Ratio: 2.35%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.35%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Knight Transportation (NYSE:KNX) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 13 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.11)
Consensus Price Target: $27.00 (2.07% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Knight Transportation (NYSE:KNX)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/16/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$27.00 -> $32.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$26.00 -> $27.00View Rating Details
7/29/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$27.00 -> $29.00View Rating Details
7/28/2016MacquarieDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$29.00 -> $27.00View Rating Details
7/7/2016Credit Suisse Group AGDowngradeOutperform -> Neutral$28.00 -> $26.00View Rating Details
7/1/2016BB&T Corp.Reiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
6/23/2016Avondale PartnersDowngradeMarket Perform -> Underperform$27.00 -> $21.00View Rating Details
6/21/2016Bank of America Corp.Reiterated RatingBuy -> Neutral$28.00 -> $29.00View Rating Details
4/21/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform$24.00 -> $26.00View Rating Details
4/21/2016Raymond James Financial Inc.DowngradeStrong-Buy -> Outperform$30.00 -> $29.00View Rating Details
4/21/2016Cowen and CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$26.00 -> $27.00View Rating Details
4/21/2016Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy -> Hold$27.00View Rating Details
2/29/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageUnderweight$21.00View Rating Details
2/23/2016Morgan StanleyUpgradeUnderweight -> Overweight$32.00View Rating Details
2/22/2016Knight EquityUpgradeBuy$24.00 -> $28.00View Rating Details
2/10/2016Evercore ISIDowngradeBuy -> Hold$26.00View Rating Details
1/28/2016William BlairDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
12/18/2015StephensLower Price TargetOverweight$33.00 -> $30.00View Rating Details
12/4/2015Longbow ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
10/9/2015Northcoast ResearchInitiated CoverageBuy$72.00View Rating Details
8/27/2015Wolfe ResearchUpgradeUnderperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
7/23/2015Robert W. BairdLower Price TargetNeutral$32.00 -> $30.00View Rating Details
5/29/2015KCG Holdings Inc.DowngradeNeutralView Rating Details
1/26/2015KeyCorpDowngradeBuy -> HoldView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Knight Transportation (NYSE:KNX)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/26/2016Q316$0.29$279.34 millionN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2016Q216$0.30$0.31$283.13 million$276.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/20/2016Q116$0.29$0.28$283.31 million$272.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/27/2016Q4$0.32$0.36$306.88 million$290.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/21/2015Q315$0.36$0.37$312.57 million$300.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2015Q215$0.37$0.39$311.78 million$301.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2015Q115$0.31$0.36$298.02 million$290.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/28/2015Q414$0.32$0.40$300.60 million$317.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/22/2014Q314$0.27$0.31$266.63 million$271.55 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2014Q214$0.27$0.31$266.02 million$264.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2014Q114$0.23$0.23$246.50 million$249.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/29/2014Q413$0.21$0.25$244.92 million$249.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/23/2013Q313$0.19$0.19$241.96 million$239.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2013Q2 2013$0.24$0.24$248.79 million$244.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2013Q1 2013$0.18$0.19$231.00 million$235.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/30/2013Q4 2012$0.21$0.22$235.13 million$242.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2012$0.22$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/25/2012$0.23$0.24ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/25/2012$0.16$0.18ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2012$0.21$0.22ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$0.21$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2011$0.19$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/20/2011$0.16$0.12ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2011$0.20$0.19ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Knight Transportation (NYSE:KNX)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.18 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.36 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20164$0.28$0.32$0.30
Q2 20164$0.29$0.31$0.30
Q3 20163$0.28$0.33$0.30
Q4 20163$0.29$0.33$0.31
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Knight Transportation (NYSE:KNX)
Annual Dividend:$0.24
Dividend Yield:0.87%
Dividend Growth:-9.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:18.18% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
20.34% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
17.65% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:2 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Knight Transportation (NYSE:KNX)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Knight Transportation (NYSE:KNX)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 11.60%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 91.14%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/31/2016Gary J KnightVice ChairmanSell99,339$28.09$2,790,432.51View SEC Filing  
8/30/2016Gary J KnightVice ChairmanSell171,275$28.51$4,883,050.25View SEC Filing  
8/29/2016Gary J KnightVice ChairmanSell29,386$28.53$838,382.58View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016Kevin P KnightInsiderSell500,000$28.86$14,430,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016Wayne YuVPSell3,200$29.59$94,688.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2016Kevin P KnightInsiderSell500,000$29.44$14,720,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/11/2016G D MaddenDirectorSell1,000$26.67$26,670.00View SEC Filing  
4/22/2016Gary J KnightVice ChairmanSell15,000$27.00$405,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2016Kathryn L MunroDirectorSell1,000$25.86$25,860.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2016Richard J LehmannDirectorSell768$25.64$19,691.52View SEC Filing  
3/4/2016David A JacksonCEOSell4,102$26.10$107,062.20View SEC Filing  
2/4/2016Wayne YuVPSell2,400$26.02$62,448.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2016Kevin P KnightChairmanSell75,000$24.83$1,862,250.00View SEC Filing  
12/11/2015Richard J. LehmannDirectorSell2,500$24.04$60,100.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2015Kevin P KnightChairmanSell500,000$27.81$13,905,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2015Kevin P KnightChairmanSell168,662$28.02$4,725,909.24View SEC Filing  
8/17/2015Kevin P KnightChairmanSell170,000$27.93$4,748,100.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2015Kevin P KnightChairmanSell203,709$32.99$6,720,359.91View SEC Filing  
2/24/2015Kevin P KnightChairmanSell117,890$32.98$3,888,012.20View SEC Filing  
2/23/2015Kevin P KnightChairmanSell64,023$32.96$2,110,198.08View SEC Filing  
2/13/2015Wayne YuVPSell2,604$31.47$81,947.88View SEC Filing  
2/11/2015Kathryn L MunroDirectorSell5,250$30.99$162,697.50View SEC Filing  
12/4/2014Kevin P KnightCEOSell67,218$32.75$2,201,389.50View SEC Filing  
12/3/2014Kevin P KnightCEOSell79,074$32.79$2,592,836.46View SEC Filing  
12/2/2014Kevin P KnightCEOSell400,000$32.96$13,184,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2014James E Jr. UpdikeVPSell3,200$32.75$104,800.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2014Michael GarnreiterDirectorSell1,406$31.16$43,810.96View SEC Filing  
6/10/2014Keith T KnightCOOSell22,500$24.25$545,625.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014Gary J KnightChairmanSell22,500$24.41$549,225.00View SEC Filing  
5/30/2014Kevin P KnightCEOSell20,000$24.29$485,800.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2014Michael GarnreiterDirectorSell1,125$23.70$26,662.50View SEC Filing  
4/25/2014Adam MillerCFOSell15,335$24.20$371,107.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2014L Randy KnightChairmanSell29,200$22.54$658,168.00View SEC Filing  
3/11/2014Wayne YuVPSell3,900$22.52$87,828.00View SEC Filing  
2/26/2014Kevin QuastCOOSell1,992$21.75$43,326.00View SEC Filing  
2/21/2014David JacksonPresidentSell40,202$21.83$877,609.66View SEC Filing  
2/7/2014James Jr. UpdikeVPSell20,700$21.35$441,945.00View SEC Filing  
2/3/2014L Randy KnightChairmanSell4,800$20.85$100,080.00View SEC Filing  
12/13/2013Kevin QuastCOOSell7,875$17.72$139,545.00View SEC Filing  
9/10/2013Erick KutterInsiderSell22,500$18.93$425,925.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2013Michael GarnreiterDirectorSell5,625$16.47$92,643.75View SEC Filing  
8/5/2013L Randy KnightChairmanSell17,550$17.16$301,158.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2013Kevin QuastCOOSell4,949$17.28$85,518.72View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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