EXPD stock: buy or sell?

EXPD stock price: $71.72 0.41% At close on August 19th, 2019

Updated on:
August 19th, 2019


Expeditors International of Washington shares gained 0.41% to $71.72 today. With Monday, it's been 3 green days in a row, adding $1.52 or 2.12%.

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services in the Americas, North Asia, South Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India.

Should I buy EXPD stock?

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Currently, Expeditors International of Washington stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

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 Expeditors International of Washington 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 5 ratings published for EXPD stock in the last month.

The general sentiment of these ratings is bearish for EXPD stock, with 2 negative ratings.
Is EXPD a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-8-5Stifel Nicolausn/aHold
2019-7-10Goldman Sachs Groupn/aSell
2019-2-20Credit Suisse Groupn/aUnderperform
2019-2-20CowenMarket PerformMarket Perform

EXPD stock analysis

Daily outlook

Expeditors International of Washington shares gained 0.41% to $71.72 today.

Shares of Expeditors International of Washington gained a slightly good 0.41% and closed at $71.72. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed down on Aug 9th, EXPD fell $-1.42 per share (-1.94%). EXPD is retaking the upward trend marking a new rising bottom heading to break out over $77.91. Since last April when SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up, EXPD price slipped $-5.51 per share (-7.13%). On April, EXPD hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on April tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

EXPD stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Expeditors International of Washington shares remained constant 0.41% this week, ending at $71.72.

Having descending tops is not good news for the long side. Although it's only a warning signal, eyes should be on alert during next weeks to identify possible new signals. Sliding under its previous bottom at would confirm the downtrend path. Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down early August, EXPD fell $-1.46 per share (-2.00%). Stocks below the 40w moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders. Far behind is the all-time high Expeditors International of Washington marked by mid April and since then the price is -10.48% below that top. Since early April when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, EXPD price slipped $-3.64 per share (-4.83%).

EXPD stock chart (weekly)

EXPD stock price history

EXPD stock went public on September 26th, 1984 with a price of $0.141. Since then, EXPD stock surged a 51,128.60%, with a yearly average of 1,503.80%. If you had invested right after EXPD's IPO a $1,000 in EXPD stock in 1984, it would worth $511,286.00 today.

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

EXPD stock historical price chart

EXPD stock reached all-time highs on April with a price of $80.12.

EXPD stock price target is $74.50

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. 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 month we found 4 price predictions for EXPD stock:
EXPD stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-8-5Stifel NicolausLowers Target$73.00$72.00-1.4%
2019-2-20Credit Suisse GroupReiterates$64.00$69.007.8%
(in average)$70.70$74.505.0%
Moving in a range from $79.00 and $69.00, the price forecast for EXPD stock is $74.50. In average, analysts' outlook on EXPD price forecast is positive, improving the forecast by a 5.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Expeditors International of Washington reported superb results for 2018-Q4 on February. Expeditors International of Washington jumped Earnings per Share (EPS) by 20.00%, beating experts of $0.85. Expeditors International of Washington posted $1.02.
EXPD earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Expeditors International of Washington annual sales rocketed an outstanding 17.59% to $8,138.37 million USD from $6,920.95 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, by contrast, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) stayed stable a 0.53% to 7.60%.

EXPD annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$6,080 M-$349 M5.7%-
2014$6,565 M7.97%$377 M5.7%8.14%
2015$6,617 M0.79%$457 M6.9%21.32%
2016$6,098 M-7.84%$431 M7.1%-5.78%
2017$6,921 M13.49%$489 M7.1%13.59%
2018$8,138 M17.59%$618 M7.6%26.33%

Quarterly financial results

Expeditors International of Washington reported $2,235.60 M in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 6.92% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $179.21 million with a profit margin of 8.02%. Profit margin remained constant a 0.24% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 7.78%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Expeditors International of Washington sales marked a super good increase and boosted a 17.58%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Expeditors International of Washington posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
EXPD quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$1,550 M-$93 M6.0%-
2017-Q2$1,670 M7.74%$109 M6.5%16.72%
2017-Q3$1,802 M7.91%$120 M6.7%10.49%
2017-Q4$1,901 M5.50%$167 M8.8%38.83%
2018-Q1$1,854 M-2.48%$136 M7.3%-18.73%
2018-Q2$1,958 M5.57%$141 M7.2%3.62%
2018-Q3$2,091 M6.81%$163 M7.8%15.71%
2018-Q4$2,236 M6.92%$179 M8.0%10.15%

Expeditors International of Washington ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's worth to review its ownership structure.

Expeditors International of Washington shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.64% of all shares.

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

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Expeditors International of Washington:

Market cap$12.3 B$11.5 B$41.9 B$1.4 B$235.0 M
Total shares172.0 M136.6 M264.4 M33.4 M49.6 M
Float shares169.5 M134.8 M240.4 M31.9 M44.1 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)98.3%89.3%72.8%94.5%48.8%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.6%0.5%5.9%3.6%27.8%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

EXPD summary

Monday, August 19th, 2019
Day range$71.63 - $72.57
Previous close$71.43
Session gain0.41%
Average true range$2.43
50d mov avg$73.92
100d mov avg$74.62
200d mov avg$72.85
Daily patternlb02a
Weekly pattern lt01a

Expeditors International of Washington performance

To measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. We chose C.H. Robinson Worldwide, FedEx, Hub, Radiant Logistics and United Parcel Service as the bechmarking frame for Expeditors International of Washington stock.
EXPDExpeditors Intern...0.76%-4.70%-1.40%
CHRWC.H. Robinson Wor...6.41%-7.22%-10.65%
RLGTRadiant Logistics-29.36%-20.74%14.77%
UPSUnited Parcel Ser...22.87%8.68%-1.47%

Expeditors International of Washington competitors

One check before investing in any stock is to review a list of its competitors, in this case for Expeditors International of Washington. We chose 5 companies as Expeditors International of Washington competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.

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