YRCW stock: buy or sell?

YRCW stock price: $2.21 -6.75% At close on January 24th, 2020

Updated on:
January 24th, 2020


YRC Worldwide shares collapsed -6.75% to $2.21 on Jan/24. On Jan 16th YRCW skyrocketed an extraordinary 12.85%. With January/24 it's been 5 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?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best time to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

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 month.

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

YRCW stock analysis

Daily outlook

Shares of YRC Worldwide collapsed a bloodcurdling -6.75% and closed at $2.21.

YRC Worldwide closed on January 24th at $2.21 and collapsed a bloodcurdling -6.75%. Since price and SMA100d lines crossed down on December, YRCW fell $-1.16 per share (-34.42%).

YRCW stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After boosting an extraordinary 25.25% in a week last week, YRC Worldwide closed this week at $2.21 and plunged a bloodcurdling -27.54%.

Since early May 2019, when YRCW stock price broke down the 40-weeks moving avarage line, it slid $-4.93 per share (-69.05%). Stocks under the 200 days moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders.

YRCW stock chart (weekly)

YRCW stock price history

YRCW IPO was on July 8th, 2003 at $165,750.00 per share1. 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 on April at $8.67, and all-time highs 2005-04-08 with a price of 428775.

YRCW stock price target is $5.00

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. 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 forecast for YRC Worldwide stock was published 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 presenting its last earnings report on May, YRC Worldwide . As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
YRCW earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, YRC Worldwide annual turnover gained a good 4.11% to $5,092.00 M dollars from $4,891.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, by contrast, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) stayed constant a 0.62% to 0.40%.

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 earnings were $34.80 M USD. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review YRC Worldwide business evolution since December 2018: Annual sales up to , compared to lastest yearly report, collapsed a chilling -23.85%. By contrast, profit margin (net income/sales) remained steady at 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 million in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -100.00% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked M with a profit margin of . Profit margin stayed stable 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 plunged 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 a company, it's always worth to overview its ownership structure.

YRC Worldwide shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 7.34% of all shares.

In case of YRC Worldwide stock, 71.24% 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.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to YRC Worldwide:

Market cap$80.1 M
Total shares36.3 M
Float shares33.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)71.2%
  - Insider holdings (%)7.3%
Shares in short selling0.0%

YRCW summary

Friday, January 24th, 2020
Day range$2.17 - $2.41
Previous close$2.37
Session gain-6.75%
Average true range$0.25
50d mov avg$2.87
100d mov avg$3.29
200d mov avg$3.87
Daily patternlt06c
Weekly pattern lt03c

YRC Worldwide performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. For YRC Worldwide, the comparison is made against .
YRCWYRC Worldwide-51.75%-34.03%-61.76%

YRC Worldwide competitors

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