CHRW stock: buy or sell?

CHRW stock price: $74.55 -0.36% At close on February 21st, 2020

Updated on:
February 21st, 2020


Shares of C.H. Robinson Worldwide depreciated a disappointing -0.36% and closed at $74.55.

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?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Having a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with C.H. Robinson Worldwide stock situation right now, therefore 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 is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is C.H. Robinson Worldwide stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for CHRW stock for the last month.

CHRW stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of C.H. Robinson Worldwide depreciated a disappointing -0.36% and closed at $74.55.

Shares of C.H. Robinson Worldwide ended on Feb/21 at $74.55 and depreciated a disappointing -0.36%. Since last January/17 when CHRW stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-9.55 per share (-11.36%).

CHRW stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

C.H. Robinson Worldwide ended this week at $74.55 and soared a great 3.53%. Late January CHRW collapsed a spooky -10.25% in just one week.

Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down late October 2019, CHRW fell $-14.97 per share (-16.72%). Stocks below the 40-weeks moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.

CHRW stock chart (weekly)

CHRW stock price history

CHRW IPO was on October 16th, 1997 at $4.01 per share1. Since then, CHRW stock grew a 1,759.10%, with a yearly average of 80.00%. If you had invested $1,000 in CHRW stock in 1997, it would worth $17,591.00 today.

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

CHRW stock historical price chart

CHRW stock reached 52-week highs on October at $90.63, and all-time highs 2018-09-11 with a price of 98.18.

CHRW stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. 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. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price forecast for C.H. Robinson Worldwide stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since last April, when C.H. Robinson Worldwide published its last earnings report, it . 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 revenues report draw a cool gain of 11.85% to $16,631.20 million USD. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, by contrast, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) remained steady a 0.60% to 4.00%.

To have an up to date 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 income was $684.00 million USD. When comparing 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, slightly fell a disappointing -1.05%. Regarding profit margin, C.H. Robinson Worldwide stayed constant 0.16% to 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 sales for 2019-Q1, a -9.35% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $161.79 M with a profit margin of 4.31%. Profit margin stayed constant 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 a fateful decrease 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 buy a stock, it's worth to review its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For C.H. Robinson Worldwide, 0.83% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for CHRW stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

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

Market cap$10.1 B
Total shares135.3 M
Float shares131.9 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)95.8%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.8%
Shares in short selling0.0%

CHRW summary

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Day range$73.70 - $75.60
Previous close$74.82
Session gain-0.36%
Average true range$1.34
50d mov avg$76.68
100d mov avg$78.30
200d mov avg$80.21
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb06a

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. In the following table, we compare C.H. Robinson Worldwide to :
CHRWC.H. Robinson Wor...-0.73%-8.19%-16.92%

C.H. Robinson Worldwide competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as C.H. Robinson Worldwide competitor. This doesn't mean C.H. Robinson Worldwide does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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