FleetCor stock: buy or sell?

FLT stock price: $196.18 -7.62% At close on March 27th, 2020

Updated on:
March 27th, 2020

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Shares of FleetCor Technologies closed yesterday at $196.18 and plunged a hair-raising -7.62%. On Wednesday FLT skyrocketed an exceptional 10.31%.

FleetCor Technologies, Inc. provides fuel cards, commercial payment and data solutions, gift card and stored value solutions, and workforce payment products and services primarily in the United States, Brazil, and the United Kingdom.

Should I buy FleetCor stock?

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Currently, FleetCor Technologies 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 doesn't mean FLT will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is FleetCor Technologies stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for FLT stock for the last 30 days.

FleetCor stock analysis

Daily outlook

FleetCor Technologies shares plunged -7.62% to $196.18 yesterday.

FleetCor plunged a hair-raising -7.62% and closed at $196.18. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed down on February 25th, FLT fell $-102.24 per share (-34.26%). On February, FLT hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on February tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

FLT stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After sliding for 4 weeks, this week FleetCor boosted a great 4.89%, closing at $196.18. Last week FLT collapsed a scary -25.89% in just one week. This week broke a streak of 4 declining weeks.

Once FleetCor Technologies shares failed to resist above the support, it inevitably slid down. Not so far away is the last price record FleetCor marked early February, but since then it dropped a 40.52%. Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down late February, FLT fell $-112.74 per share (-36.49%). Trading stocks that are below the 40-weeks (that is, 200-days) moving average mark is not recommended by many experts, as it indicates that the stock has not enough institutional support.

FLT stock chart (weekly)

FleetCor stock price history

FleetCor stock went public on December 15th, 2010 with a price of $25.001. Since then, FLT stock grew a 684.70%, with a yearly average of 76.10%. If you had invested right after FLT's IPO a $1,000 in FleetCor stock in 2010, it would worth $6,847.00 today.

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FleetCor stock historical price chart

FLT stock reached all-time highs on February with a price of $329.85.

FleetCor 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' FLT 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 found any price forecast for FleetCor Technologies stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

FleetCor Technologies reported slightly good results for 2018-Q4 . FleetCor grew Earnings per Share (EPS) by 3.90%, beating analysts estimates of $2.54. FleetCor posted $2.64.
FLT earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q1-n/a1.31n/a
2017-Q2-n/a1.39n/a
2017-Q32017-11-012.152.181.4%
2017-Q42018-02-082.332.423.9%
2018-Q12018-05-032.192.388.7%
2018-Q22018-08-022.342.413.0%
2018-Q32018-10-302.52.50.0%
2018-Q42019-02-062.542.643.9%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

In 2018, FleetCor Technologies annual turnover soared a remarkable 8.18% to $2,433.49 million dollars from $2,249.54 marked in 2017. On the other hand, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) stayed steady to 33.35%, that is $811.48 million.

FLT annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$895 M-$285 M31.8%-
2014$1,199 M33.98%$369 M30.7%29.60%
2015$1,703 M41.98%$362 M21.3%-1.70%
2016$1,832 M7.56%$452 M24.7%24.82%
2017$2,250 M22.82%$740 M32.9%63.62%
2018$2,433 M8.18%$811 M33.3%9.63%

Quarterly financial results

FleetCor Technologies posted $643.42 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a 3.85% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $302.00 M with a profit margin of 46.94%. Profit margin rocketed a 21.49% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 25.45%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, FleetCor sales marked a beatiful increase and rose a 5.48%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, FleetCor posted 2 negative quarters in a row.
FLT quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q1$520 M-$124 M23.8%-
2017-Q2$541 M4.00%$131 M24.2%5.90%
2017-Q3$578 M6.77%$203 M35.1%54.84%
2017-Q4$610 M5.56%$283 M46.3%39.38%
2018-Q1$586 M-4.01%$175 M29.9%-38.12%
2018-Q2$585 M-0.09%$177 M30.2%1.09%
2018-Q3$620 M5.91%$158 M25.5%-10.83%
2018-Q4$643 M3.85%$302 M46.9%91.51%

FleetCor ownership

When you are planning to invest in a company, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.

FleetCor shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 1.84% of all shares.

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

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

FLT
Market cap$16.7 B
Total shares85.3 M
Float shares83.9 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)98.4%
  - Insider holdings (%)1.8%
Shares in short selling0.0%

FleetCor summary

Friday, March 27th, 2020
Open$210.27
Close$196.18
Day range$194.77 - $210.27
Previous close$212.36
Session gain-7.62%
Average true range$27.42
50d mov avg$275.61
100d mov avg$286.17
200d mov avg$287.56
Daily patternlt03a
Weekly pattern lt06c

FleetCor 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 FleetCor Technologies to :
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FLTFleetCor Technolo...-31.36%-31.88%-20.44%

FleetCor competitors

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

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