CHRW stock: buy or sell?
October 18th, 2019
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a third party logistics company, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in various industries worldwide.
Should I buy CHRW stock?Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Following a trading strategy helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
Only 1 of our buy setups matches with C.H. Robinson Worldwide stock now:
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||Yes|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is C.H. Robinson Worldwide stock a buy?
Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we detected 6 ratings published for CHRW stock in the last month. The general sentiment of these ratings is bearish for CHRW stock, with 2 negative ratings.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-4-4||Barclays||Equal Weight||Equal Weight|
|2019-1-15||Credit Suisse Group||n/a||Underperform|
CHRW stock analysis
Shares of C.H. Robinson Worldwide stayed stable a tight -0.12% and closed at $86.56.
C.H. Robinson Worldwide closed on Oct 18th at $86.56 and stayed stable a tight -0.12%. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on October/11, CHRW climbed $2.23 (2.64%). CHRW broke out again over $86.25 after a 2.42% correction started on Tuesday. Since last August when SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up, CHRW price gained $4.83 per share (5.91%).
C.H. Robinson Worldwide shares stepped up 1.54% this week, ending at $86.56.
CHRW shows a long term strength with several rising tops and rising bottoms. It left a new bottom at $80.88 late September. Previous top ($89.17) will play as a resistance in possible new gains. Since last week when CHRW stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $3.27 (3.93%).
CHRW stock price history
CHRW IPO was on October 16th, 1997 at $4.04 per share1. Since then, CHRW stock grew a 2,042.60%, with an average of 92.80% per year. If you had invested right after CHRW's IPO a $1,000 in CHRW stock in 1997, it would worth $20,426.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
CHRW stock historical price chart
CHRW stock reached 52-week highs at $92.41, and all-time highs 2018-09-11 with a price of 98.83.
CHRW stock price target is $84.20Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' CHRW stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. We detected 5 price forecasts for CHRW stock published in the last 30 days:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-7-8||Morgan Stanley||Set Price Target||n/a||$65.00||-|
|2019-1-15||Credit Suisse Group||Reiterates||$86.00||$80.00||-7%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter publishing its last earnings report on April, C.H. Robinson Worldwide . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual sales report draw a cool increase of 11.85% to $16,631.20 M USD. Nonetheless, its income margin (compared to revenues) remained steady to 4.00%, that is $664.51 million. C.H. Robinson Worldwide fiscal year ends in December, and to compare its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, C.H. Robinson Worldwide TTM sales up to March 2019 were $16,457.06 and income $684.00 M USD. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem C.H. Robinson Worldwide business evolution since December 2018: Annual turnover up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, decreased a disappointing -1.05%. Similarly, profit margin (net income/sales) remained steady at 4.00%.
|2013||$12,750 M||-||$416 M3.3%||-|
|2014||$13,470 M||5.65%||$450 M3.3%||8.13%|
|2015||$13,476 M||0.04%||$510 M3.8%||13.34%|
|2016||$13,144 M||-2.46%||$513 M3.9%||0.72%|
|2017||$14,869 M||13.12%||$505 M3.4%||-1.65%|
|2018||$16,631 M||11.85%||$665 M4.0%||31.61%|
|TTM||$16,457 M||-1.05%||$684 M4.2%||2.93%|
Quarterly financial resultsC.H. Robinson Worldwide reported $3,751.21 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -9.35% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $161.79 M with a profit margin of 4.31%. Profit margin remained steady a -0.21% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 4.52%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, C.H. Robinson Worldwide sales marked a tragic loss and declined a -4.44%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, C.H. Robinson Worldwide posted 2 positive quarters in a row.
|2017-Q2||$3,710 M||-||$111 M3.0%||-|
|2017-Q3||$3,784 M||2.01%||$119 M3.1%||7.31%|
|2017-Q4||$3,960 M||4.63%||$153 M3.9%||28.00%|
|2018-Q1||$3,925 M||-0.87%||$142 M3.6%||-6.72%|
|2018-Q2||$4,276 M||8.93%||$159 M3.7%||11.85%|
|2018-Q3||$4,292 M||0.37%||$176 M4.1%||10.51%|
|2018-Q4||$4,138 M||-3.59%||$187 M4.5%||6.40%|
|2019-Q1||$3,751 M||-9.35%||$162 M4.3%||-13.55%|
C.H. Robinson Worldwide ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in a company, it's worth to check its ownership structure.
C.H. Robinson Worldwide shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.49% of all shares.
Bearish positions for CHRW stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to C.H. Robinson Worldwide:
|Market cap||$11.7 B||$12.6 B||$39.1 B||$1.6 B||$12.3 B|
|Total shares||135.4 M||170.7 M||260.9 M||33.4 M||106.8 M|
|Float shares||134.8 M||169.5 M||240.5 M||31.9 M||84.5 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||89.3%||98.3%||72.8%||94.5%||73.5%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.5%||0.6%||5.9%||3.6%||20.4%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, October 18th, 2019|
|Day range||$85.88 - $87.30|
|Average true range||$1.66|
|50d mov avg||$84.13|
|100d mov avg||$83.24|
|200d mov avg||$84.45|
C.H. Robinson Worldwide performanceTo better understand C.H. Robinson Worldwide performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We picked Expeditors International of Washington, FedEx, Hub, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Radiant Logistics and United Parcel Service as the bechmarking frame for C.H. Robinson Worldwide stock.
|CHRWC.H. Robinson Wor...||4.11%||-2.62%||-2.45%|
|JBHTJ.B. Hunt Transpo...||11.69%||19.54%||4.57%|
|UPSUnited Parcel Ser...||14.55%||4.66%||4.33%|
C.H. Robinson Worldwide competitorsWe chose a few stocks to conform a list of C.H. Robinson Worldwide competitors to review if you are interested in investing in CHRW:
- Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD)
- FedEx (FDX)
- Hub (HUBG)
- J.B. Hunt Transport Services (JBHT)
- Radiant Logistics (RLGT)
- United Parcel Service (UPS)
Latest CHRW stock news
- Seeking AlphaC.H. Robinson Worldwide: E-Commerce And Logistics Platform - Key Drivers Of Outstanding ProfitabilityFebruary 28, 2019