Arkansas Best Corp
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 »
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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 »