CHRW stock: buy or sell?

CHRW stock price: $84.31 0.58% At close on August 19th, 2019

Updated on:
August 19th, 2019


C.H. Robinson Worldwide shares stepped up 0.58% to $84.31 today. Counting Monday, it's been 3 climbing sessions in a row, gaining $1.92 or 2.27%.

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?

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None of our preferred buy setups matches with C.H. Robinson Worldwide stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean CHRW will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is C.H. Robinson Worldwide stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At, we gathered 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.
Is CHRW a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-7-8Morgan Stanleyn/aSell
2019-5-1UBS GroupBuyNeutral
2019-4-4BarclaysEqual WeightEqual Weight
2019-1-15Credit Suisse Groupn/aUnderperform

CHRW stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of C.H. Robinson Worldwide stepped up a tiny 0.58% and closed at $84.31.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide shares stepped up 0.58% to $84.31 today. From a daily outlook perspective, CHRW is drawing an uptrend of rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last top on August/9 at $87.06, price slid and bounced up back from $82.00. Breaking down under $82.00 would cancel the current uptrend and it might slide further to test lower supports. Note that $87.06 might act as a resistance line. Trading the long side, we should wait to a new breakout over $87.06 to find the next buy point.

CHRW stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

C.H. Robinson Worldwide closed this week at $84.31 and grew a slightly good 0.58%.

Far behind is the all-time high C.H. Robinson Worldwide recorded by mid September 2018 and since then the price is -15.21% below that top.

CHRW stock chart (weekly)

CHRW stock price history

CHRW IPO was on October 16th, 1997 at $4.06 per share1. Since then, CHRW stock surged a 1,976.60%, with an average of 94.10% per year. If you had invested right after CHRW's IPO a $1,000 in CHRW stock in 1997, it would worth $19,766.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

CHRW stock historical price chart

CHRW stock reached all-time highs on September with a price of $99.43.

CHRW stock price target is $84.20

Predicting 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. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we found 5 price targets for C.H. Robinson Worldwide stock:
CHRW stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-7-8Morgan StanleySet Price Targetn/a$65.00-
2019-5-2CitigroupLowers Target$102.00$88.00-13.7%
2019-4-4BarclaysRaises Target$95.00$100.005.3%
2019-1-15Credit Suisse GroupReiterates$86.00$80.00-7%
(in average)$94.30$84.20-11.0%
Moving in a range from $100.00 and $65.00, the price prediction for C.H. Robinson Worldwide stock is $84.20. In average, analysts' outlook on CHRW price forecast is negative, downsizing the forecast by a -11.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After posting its last earnings report on April, C.H. Robinson Worldwide raised a nice 4.59%. As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
CHRW earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, C.H. Robinson Worldwide annual revenues boosted a phenomenal 11.85% to $16,631.20 million USD from $14,869.40 marked in 2017. Nonetheless, its profit margin (compared to revenues) stayed stable to 4.00%, that is $664.51 million.

To have an updated view of the financial situation of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual C.H. Robinson Worldwide TTM sales up to March 2019 were $16,457.06 and earnings were $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 revenues up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, depreciated an unpleasant -1.05%. Similarly, profit margin (net income/sales) remained steady at 4.00%.

CHRW annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$12,750 M-$416 M3.3%-
2014$13,470 M5.65%$450 M3.3%8.13%
2015$13,476 M0.04%$510 M3.8%13.34%
2016$13,144 M-2.46%$513 M3.9%0.72%
2017$14,869 M13.12%$505 M3.4%-1.65%
2018$16,631 M11.85%$665 M4.0%31.61%
TTM $16,457 M-1.05%$684 M4.2%2.93%

Quarterly financial results

C.H. Robinson Worldwide reported $3,751.21 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -9.35% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings 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 turnover to same quarter last year, C.H. Robinson Worldwide sales marked an awful loss and declined a -4.44%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, C.H. Robinson Worldwide posted 2 negative quarters in a row.
CHRW quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$3,710 M-$111 M3.0%-
2017-Q3$3,784 M2.01%$119 M3.1%7.31%
2017-Q4$3,960 M4.63%$153 M3.9%28.00%
2018-Q1$3,925 M-0.87%$142 M3.6%-6.72%
2018-Q2$4,276 M8.93%$159 M3.7%11.85%
2018-Q3$4,292 M0.37%$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 ownership

When you are planning to invest in a company, it's worth to have a look 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.

For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

Market cap$11.5 B$12.3 B$41.3 B$1.4 B$10.7 B
Total shares136.6 M172.0 M264.4 M33.4 M108.7 M
Float shares134.8 M169.5 M240.4 M31.9 M84.4 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 selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

CHRW summary

Monday, August 19th, 2019
Day range$84.10 - $85.81
Previous close$83.82
Session gain0.58%
Average true range$2.29
50d mov avg$83.47
100d mov avg$83.77
200d mov avg$85.26
Daily patternlb03a
Weekly pattern

C.H. Robinson Worldwide performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. In the following table, we compare C.H. Robinson Worldwide performance to Expeditors International of Washington, FedEx, Hub, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Radiant Logistics and United Parcel Service:
CHRWC.H. Robinson Wor...6.41%-7.22%-10.65%
EXPDExpeditors Intern...-3.49%-2.31%-2.22%
JBHTJ.B. Hunt Transpo...2.34%-13.24%-19.08%
RLGTRadiant Logistics-29.36%-20.74%14.77%
UPSUnited Parcel Ser...22.87%8.68%-1.47%

C.H. Robinson Worldwide competitors

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