Arkansas Best Corp

  • Are These Friday Post-Earning Performers A Buy?

    By Brian Nichols - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: ABFS, PCLN, DATA

    Stocks move higher and lower everyday, but during earnings season these moves are particularly important because they are fundamentally induced. With earnings season near complete, we still have a few companies that could impress Wall Street. Therefore, let’s determine if Friday’s top earnings-related movers are a buy.

    Fast-Growing But Expensive Company

    Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA) traded higher by 11.29% on Friday, and has now more than doubled more »

  • Is This Company A Gamble Ahead of Earnings?

    By Brian Nichols - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: ABFS, JBHT, YRCW

    There is no company that has more to lose, or gain, than YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ: YRCW) this earnings season. The company will report earnings on July 29, and investors are placing their bets on what could be a very volatile session.

    Why The Excitement?

    YRC Worldwide has exploded with gains of 330% in the last three months. The company’s gains were created after they posted an operating income for more »

  • Should You Invest in These Struggling Truckers?

    By Robert Hanley - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: ABFS, ODFL, YRCW

    The trucking industry has been running in a higher gear lately, as domestic economic growth has led to higher shipments of a variety of products, including auto components and general retail goods.  The big winners have been the less-than-truckload companies, like Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ: ODFL), which efficiently carry items for multiple customers over relatively short distances, typically 500 to 1,000 miles.  While long haul truckers haven’t more »

  • Picking the Best Name in the Less-Than-Truckload Category

    By Zain Abbas - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: ABFS, CNW

    Less-than-truckload (LTL) is a commonly used terminology in the world of trucks. LTL is different from truckload, as the former means that the goods being transported will not take the entire truck floor whereas the latter takes the full. Therefore, with LTL, you only pay for the space you occupy and not for the whole truck. 

    Truckers with large LTL exposure have been flying since the start of the year more »

  • A High-Flyer That Is Still Ridiculously Cheap

    By Brian Nichols - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: ABFS, FDX, JBHT, YRCW

    In 2013, YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ: YRCW) has grown from a $60 million company to having a market cap of $240 million, a gain of more than 300%. While many assume that such large gains could indicate a potential pullback, I believe there is still unprecedented upside potential.

    YRC at a glance

    YRC Worldwide is a transportation company that operates in the industrial, commercial, and retail goods space. After producing almost more »

  • What to Do With This Industry?

    By Zain Abbas - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: ABFS, JBHT, WERN

    J.B. Hunt will inaugurate the earnings season for truck transportation stocks on April 11. The following note gives a brief earnings preview of three trucking companies, which will help us to understand the industry in a better fashion.

    Arkansas Best (NASDAQ: ABFS)

    Arkansas Best is a transportation holding company serving more than 98% of cities in the U.S. with populations of 30,000 or more. Through its main more »

  • What’s Driving Heartland America? (Part 2)

    By Marshall Hargrave - January 30, 2013 | Tickers: ABFS, CHRW, CNW, JBHT, ODFL, UNP

    What’s Driving Heartland America? (Part 2)

    Where the rail companies are expected to get a boost from a rebounding economy, so should the trucking companies. As the U.S. starts to see some steadying of its economy, we should see an increase in products moving across America. Trucking companies are one of the key transporters of these products. The top trucking companies moving across the U.S. include: J more »

  • This Shipping Company Looks Cheap

    By Ted Cooper - January 2, 2013 | Tickers: ABFS, ODFL

    Low margin, capital intensive businesses usually turn out to be the worst investments in any given year. However, occasionally these businesses will trade at a price low enough to become interesting as an investment instead of a speculation. This is the case with Arkansas Best Corporation (NASDAQ: ABFS), one of the largest less-than-truckload (LTL) shippers in the United States. The company competes with the likes of FedEx and UPS, which more »