CHRW stock: buy or sell?
August 19th, 2019
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., a third party logistics company, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in various industries worldwide.
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|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
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 Stocks2.com, 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.
|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 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.
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 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 $84.20Predicting 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. 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:
|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 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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 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%.
|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% 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.
|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 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 shares||136.6 M||172.0 M||264.4 M||33.4 M||108.7 M|
|Float shares||134.8 M||169.5 M||240.4 M||31.9 M||84.4 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 selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Monday, August 19th, 2019|
|Day range||$84.10 - $85.81|
|Average true range||$2.29|
|50d mov avg||$83.47|
|100d mov avg||$83.77|
|200d mov avg||$85.26|
C.H. Robinson Worldwide performancePerformance 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%|
|JBHTJ.B. Hunt Transpo...||2.34%||-13.24%||-19.08%|
|UPSUnited Parcel Ser...||22.87%||8.68%||-1.47%|
C.H. Robinson Worldwide competitorsWe chose a few stocks to conform a list of C.H. Robinson Worldwide competitors to watch 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