Con-way, Inc.

  • Paying It Forward With Transports

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: CNW, FWRD, JBHT

    Forward Air (NASDAQ: FWRD) is a little-known transport company for air-freight forwarders and air-cargo carriers. The stock is in the small-cap space and appears to be offering investors a solid investment opportunity. 

    The reason Forward Air looks intriguing? First, it has a solid balance sheet. The company has a current ratio of over 6, and over $3.70 in cash per share. Its net current asset asset value per share more »

  • Attractive Investment Opportunities in the Trucking Industry

    By Awais Iqbal - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: CNW, JBHT, SWFT

    According to the American Trucking Association, the U.S. freight transportation breakup will change through 2023. Presently, the truck transportation represents 67% of the total freight transportation breakup. This figure is forecasted to increase to 69.6% in the year 2023. Truck transportation will fill the gap which will emerge from the reduced utilization of railcars, pipelines and water for freight transportation. Therefore, the trucking industry is poised for growth more »

  • Economic Recovery Means Huge Profits for Trucking Companies

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: CNW, JBHT, KNX

    The trucking industry is a vital component to the American way of life, and an economic recovery means major revenue growth. Despite its importance, however, many investors overlook these stocks due to their dull nature. This creates a major opportunity for those who see the huge upside potential in the trucking business.

    Con-Way looks to increase yields

    Con-Way (NYSE: CNW) specializes in moving small shipments and is the third-largest company 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 »

  • This Freight & Logistics Business Could Deliver a Lot of Value

    By Anh HOANG - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: CNW, FDX, UPS

    Con-way (NYSE: CNW) has experienced pretty good returns since the beginning of the year, up nearly 40% to $38.90 per share. All famous investors, including Joel Greenblatt, Jim Simons, and Steven Cohen, have either reduced or exited their positions in the company. However, Barron’s is still bullish on Con-way, believing that it could surge at least 18% to $46 per share. Let’s take a closer look to more »

  • 2 Trucker Stocks to Buy, 1 to Hold

    By Masam Abbas - April 11, 2013 | Tickers: CNW, JBHT, ODFL

    The earnings season has already kicked off, and many companies have already announced their earnings. The trucking industry has lately been attracting attention from investors as many people believe that freight levels are improving. It is good to remember that trucking freight level is a good indicator of health of the economy, and this is why investors keenly follow this freight level. In fact, an important index that shows the more »

  • 2 Trucker Stocks to Buy, 1 to Hold

    By Masam Abbas - April 9, 2013 | Tickers: CNW, JBHT, ODFL

    The earnings season has already kicked off and many companies have already announced their earnings. The trucking industry has lately been attracting attention from investors as many people believe that the freight levels are improving. It is not to forget that trucking freight level is a good indicator of health of the economy and this is why investors keenly follow this freight level. In fact, an important index that shows more »

  • Illogical Trends on Thursday Might Create Value ... or Value Traps

    By Brian Nichols - February 7, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, AMGN, CNW

    Earnings create movement and set the trend for a stock for the following three months. A stock can post a blowout quarter and see great movement and a shift from pessimism to optimism (i.e. Netflix) or vise versa. But sometimes, the market gets it wrong and the stock trends in an incorrect direction. Sometimes it creates value and other times it creates a value trap. With that being said 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 »

  • The Earnings Story for the Truckers

    By Zain Abbas - January 23, 2013 | Tickers: CNW, JBHT, LSTR, ODFL, R

    The trucking industry moves in early cycles, i.e. the activity in the industry rises well before the economy witnesses growth. Similarly, the recessionary times see a decline in this industry’s revenue well before the economy experiences a recession. What is currently going on in this industry will be much clearer after this earnings season.

    I think the challenging environment in 4Q (storms, and tepid demand growth) will likely more »

  • Insiders Are Bullish About this Trucking Company

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 11, 2012 | Tickers: CNW, JBHT, ODFL, SWFT, WERN

    According to a filing with the SEC, a family trust managed by the spouse of Douglas Duncan purchased 2,600 shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ: JBHT) on Dec. 5 at an average price of $58.97. Duncan is a member of J.B. Hunt’s Board of Directors, and so this transaction had to be disclosed as insider trading. He had already owned 11,000 shares directly more »

  • This Board Member Bought Nearly $260,000 In Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - November 7, 2012 | Tickers: CNW, JBHT, LSTR, ODFL, WERN

    According to a filing with the SEC, James Robo purchased 4,500 shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ: JBHT) on October 31 at an average price of $57.49. Robo, who became the new CEO of Nextera Energy earlier this year, serves on J.B. Hunt’s Board of Directors and so this transaction had to be disclosed as an insider buy. Insiders who purchase shares of their more »

  • Is J.B. Hunt a Buy after Earnings?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - October 14, 2012 | Tickers: CNW, JBHT, LSTR, ODFL, WERN

    No downturn here: J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ: JBHT), the largest publicly traded American trucking company by market cap (at $6.4 billion), reported on Oct. 11 that during the third quarter of 2012 both its revenue and earnings had grown at double-digit rates compared to the third quarter of 2011. Revenue was up 11%, narrowly beating expectations; margins grew a bit, with earnings rising 14%, though this slightly more »

  • Is It Time To Go on a Ride With J.B. Hunt?

    By Ryan Guenette - September 6, 2012 | Tickers: CNW, JBHT, ODFL, SWFT, WERN

    J.B. Hunt  (NASDAQ: JBHT) is a holding company which operates as a surface transportation and delivery service company catering to its vast portfolio of customers stretching throughout continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. Its products and services include the transportation of full truckload freight and other delivery services. Its delivery services are made possible by its vast network of cross-dock service centers located throughout continental United States.  J.B more »