YRCW stock: buy or sell?

YRCW stock price: $3.56 -11.66% At close on September 20th, 2019

Updated on:
September 20th, 2019


YRC Worldwide ended today at $3.56 and plummed a hair-raising -11.66%. On Sep/11 YRCW boosted an exceptional 21.36%. With Friday it's been 3 red days in a row.

YRC Worldwide Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various transportation services primarily in North America. Its YRC Freight segment offers various services to transport industrial, commercial, and retail goods; and provides specialized services, including guaranteed expedited services, time-specific deliveries, cross-border services, coast-to-coast air delivery, product returns, temperature-sensitive shipment protection, and government material shipments.

Should I buy YRCW stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. Following a trading strategy helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, YRC Worldwide 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 YRCW will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is YRC Worldwide stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. At Stocks2.com, we found 1 rating published for YRCW stock in the last 30 days.

Is YRCW a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating

YRCW stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of YRC Worldwide plummed a hair-raising -11.66% and closed at $3.56.

YRC Worldwide plummed a hair-raising -11.66% and closed at $3.56. From a daily perspective, YRCW is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($1.98, on Sep 3rd) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($4.65, on Sep/13) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top YRCW might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $4.65 or down under $1.98.

YRCW stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting an exceptional 47.83% in a week last week, YRC Worldwide closed this week at $3.56 and plunged a scary -22.61%.

The downtrend marked by YRCW has left consecutive falling tops and bottoms. If the support holds the price, this might mark a double bottom shape and create a flat-base to reverse this downtrend. Since early May, when YRCW stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-3.58 per share (-50.14%). Stocks under the 40w moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.

YRCW stock chart (weekly)

YRCW stock price history

YRCW stock went public on July 8th, 2003 with a price of $165,750.001. Since then, YRCW stock declined a -100.00%, with a yearly average of -6.30%.

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

YRCW stock historical price chart

YRCW stock reached 52-week highs at $9.90, and all-time highs 2005-04-08 with a price of 428775.

YRCW stock price target is $5.00

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. Currently, only 1 price prediction for YRC Worldwide stock was posted in the last 30 days:
YRCW stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-3-22StephensSet Price Targetn/a$5.00-
(in average)$0.00$5.000.0%

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After posting its last earnings report on May, YRC Worldwide . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will update this review.
YRCW earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, YRC Worldwide annual sales inched a beatiful 4.11% to $5,092.00 million USD from $4,891.00 marked in 2017. In contrast, its income margin (compared to sales) stayed constant to 0.40%, that is $20.20 million.

To have an updated picture of the financial situation of YRC 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 YRC Worldwide TTM sales up to were $3,877.50 and income was $34.80 million USD. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review YRC Worldwide business evolution since December 2018: Annual turnover up to , compared to lastest yearly report, plummed a chilling -23.85%. Regarding profit margin, YRC Worldwide stayed stable 0.50% to 0.40%

YRCW annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$4,870 M-$-83.60 M-1.7%-
2014$5,069 M4.08%$-67.70 M-1.3%-19.02%
2015$4,832 M-4.66%$0.70 M0.0%-101.03%
2016$4,698 M-2.79%$22 M0.5%2,971.43%
2017$4,891 M4.12%$-10.80 M-0.2%-150.23%
2018$5,092 M4.11%$20 M0.4%-287.04%
TTM $3,878 M-23.85%$35 M0.9%72.28%

Quarterly financial results

YRC Worldwide posted M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -100.00% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked M with a profit margin of . Profit margin stayed steady a 0.00% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 1.40%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, YRC Worldwide sales marked a scary loss and collapsed a -100.00%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, YRC Worldwide posted 3 negative quarters in a row.
YRCW quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q1$1,170 M-$-25 M-2.2%-
2017-Q2$1,260 M7.69%$19 M1.5%-175.10%
2017-Q3$1,251 M-0.70%$3 M0.2%-84.21%
2017-Q4$1,209 M-3.40%$-8 M-0.6%-350.00%
2018-Q1$1,215 M0.49%$-15 M-1.2%94.67%
2018-Q2$1,327 M9.22%$14 M1.1%-198.63%
2018-Q3$1,304 M-1.73%$3 M0.2%-79.86%
2018-Q4$1,247 M-4.31%$18 M1.4%503.45%

YRC Worldwide ownership

When you are planning to buy shares of a stock, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.

YRC Worldwide shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 6.13% of all shares.

In case of YRC Worldwide stock, 67.05% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for YRCW stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

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

Market cap$129.1 M$769.9 M$13.6 B$2.5 B$11.4 M
Total shares36.3 M25.5 M80.0 M25.9 M15.6 M
Float shares33.6 M24.8 M70.8 M25.5 M10.6 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)67.0%97.1%74.2%105.2%0.9%
  - Insider holdings (%)6.1%1.5%12.3%0.9%33.1%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

YRCW summary

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Day range$3.50 - $4.08
Previous close$4.03
Session gain-11.66%
Average true range$0.42
50d mov avg$3.05
100d mov avg$3.85
200d mov avg$5.05
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern lt02a

YRC Worldwide performance

To measure stock performance is always good to benchmark with competitors or related stocks. We picked ArcBest, Old Dominion Freight Line, Saia, Sino-Global Shipping America and Universal Logistics as the bechmarking frame for YRC Worldwide stock.
YRCWYRC Worldwide-15.84%-46.47%-62.01%
ODFLOld Dominion Frei...16.34%19.14%8.81%
SINOSino-Global Shipp...0.00%-21.51%-33.64%
ULHUniversal Logisti...13.89%32.93%-31.63%

YRC Worldwide competitors

One check before trading any stock is to review a list of its competitors, in this case for YRC Worldwide. We selected 5 companies as YRC Worldwide competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.