CHRW stock: buy or sell?

CHRW stock price: $86.56 -0.12% At close on October 18th, 2019

Updated on:
October 18th, 2019


C.H. Robinson Worldwide stayed stable a tight -0.12% and closed at $86.56.

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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Only 1 of our buy setups matches with C.H. Robinson Worldwide stock now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MAYes
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

Is C.H. Robinson Worldwide stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. At, 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.
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 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%).

CHRW stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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 chart (weekly)

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 $84.20

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. 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:
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%
The price target for C.H. Robinson Worldwide stock is $84.20, moving in a range between $100.00 and $65.00. In average, analysts' outlook on CHRW price target is negative, downsizing the forecast by a -11.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After publishing its last earnings report on April, C.H. Robinson Worldwide . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
CHRW earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared 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%.

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% 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.
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 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 shares135.4 M170.7 M260.9 M33.4 M106.8 M
Float shares134.8 M169.5 M240.5 M31.9 M84.5 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 selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

CHRW summary

Friday, October 18th, 2019
Day range$85.88 - $87.30
Previous close$86.66
Session gain-0.12%
Average true range$1.66
50d mov avg$84.13
100d mov avg$83.24
200d mov avg$84.45
Daily patternlb01c
Weekly pattern lb03a

C.H. Robinson Worldwide performance

To 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%
EXPDExpeditors Intern...-1.39%-7.41%13.06%
JBHTJ.B. Hunt Transpo...11.69%19.54%4.57%
RLGTRadiant Logistics3.38%-21.84%7.83%
UPSUnited Parcel Ser...14.55%4.66%4.33%

C.H. Robinson Worldwide competitors

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