Forward Air Corp

  • 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 »

  • Carrying profits: Logistics industry

    By Vanina Egea - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: CHRW, EXPD, FWRD

    Other trees have taken a look at the logistics industry in the past, making grave assertions about its future. I find the logistics industry promising as the world economy continues to improve amid greater difficulties in Europe. Let us look at two well-developed international shipping firms like Expeditors International (NASDAQ: EXPD) and CH Robinson (NASDAQ: CHRW), and a regional company like Forward (NASDAQ: FWRD).

    Going east

    Expeditors is a global more »

  • 2 Carriers that Deliver and One That Doesn't

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 20, 2013 | Tickers: FDX, FWRD, UPS

    With an increasing number of people choosing to shop online, delivery companies are handling higher volume. That helps make up for a reduction in the amount of mail being sent, due to an increasing digital world. But before you buy just any carrier company, size really does matter in this sector.

    FedEx's increased fleet is good for business

    FedEx (NYSE: FDX) recently bought 1,900 lightweight Reach vehicles, which more »

  • Why This Small Shipping Company Is Worth Considering

    By Matthew Frankel - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: FDX, FWRD, UPS

    While the parcel delivery industry certainly has its share of big players in United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) and FedEx (NYSE: FDX), sometimes it pays to look deeper and examine some of the smaller players in a segment dominated by a few companies. On that note, I’d like to take a look at Forward Air (NASDAQ: FWRD), which offers surface transportation and logistics services in North America. With very more »

  • Some of the Best Transport Stocks for Your Portfolio

    By Damon Churchwell - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: FWRD, HTLD, KNX

    By way of the CAPS Community stock screener, I evaluated the best truckers/intermodal transporters in terms of their recent earnings performance and balance-sheet ratios. Shares of transportation stocks have largely lagged the broader market over the past three months, and these solid selections may be poised to be above-average price gainers at these entry points. Some of the criteria incorporated were a Return on Equity (trailing-12 months) of at more »

  • An Overlooked Air Transport Company With Strong Fundamentals

    By Daniel James - April 19, 2013 | Tickers: ATSG, AAWW, FWRD

    Most discussions on the air transport industry naturally focus on the two major players, UPS and FedEX. These two powerhouses handle the majority of the world’s freight and cargo deliveries, both enjoying huge market caps and annual revenues. However, there are a number of smaller US companies active in the same playing field that, from a fundamental point of view, may be considerably more interesting investment opportunities. Let's more »

  • An Overlooked Air Transport Company with Strong Fundamentals

    By Daniel James - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: ATSG, AAWW, FWRD

    Most discussions on the air transport industry naturally focus on the two major players, UPS and FedEX. These two powerhouses handle the majority of the world’s freight and cargo deliveries, both enjoying huge market caps and annual revenues. However, there are a number of smaller US companies active in the same playing field that from a fundamental point of view may be considerably more interesting investment opportunities. In this more »

  • Read This Before You Invest In Logistics

    By Madhukar Dubey - April 6, 2013 | Tickers: CHRW, FDX, FWRD

     Investors willing to make some money from the recovering economy can consider the logistics industry, which seems to be gaining steam. The U.S. manufacturing sector outlook is bullish for 2013, as companies expect to expand their businesses. Eventually, the logistics industry will be a direct beneficiary in this scenario. Keeping this in mind, I've picked up three stocks: CH Robinson Worldwide (NASDAQ: CHRW), FedEx (NYSE: FDX) and Forward more »

  • Read This Before You Invest in Logistics

    By Madhukar Dubey - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: CHRW, FDX, FWRD

    Investors willing to make some money from the recovering economy can consider the logistics industry which seems to be gaining the steam. The US manufacturing sector outlook is bullish for 2013 as the companies expect to expand their businesses. Eventually, the logistics industry will be a direct beneficiary in this scenario. Keeping this in mind, I have picked up three stocks - CH Robinson Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRW), FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDXmore »)

  • The Outlook for Expeditors and Two Other Logistics Firms

    By Damon Churchwell - January 14, 2013 | Tickers: EXPD, FWRD, GMT

    A few companies in the broader shipping / logistics industry, but with nontraditional operating strategies, look appealing right now, albeit for different reasons. Specifically, the first, Expeditors International of Washington (NASDAQ: EXPD) is a long-term growth story that presents a current buying opportunity. The second, GATX Corp. (NYSE: GMT), has experienced a revitalization over the past couple of years. Finally, Forward Air (NASDAQ: FWRD)is a niche company benefiting from a more »

  • What FedEx May Have in Store for Us

    By Damon Churchwell - December 7, 2012 | Tickers: FDX, FWRD, UPS

    FedEx’s (NYSE: FDX) earnings results are usually a microcosm of the broader economic climate. Its November-quarter release should be no different. Analysts are looking for share net of $1.41, versus the prior-year’s $1.52 tally. Changes in the price of fuel also play a part in its performance, as does the mix between economy and priority service revenues. In any case, the results could point to a more »

  • Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

    By Sharmistha Banerjee - October 2, 2012 | Tickers: FDX, FWRD, UPS

    There is concern over the recent significant underperformance within the Transport Sector. Transport stocks, despite retreating fuel prices, have been on a bumpy road for weeks. The sector is typically seen as a leading indicator for the broader equities market. It features prominently in the Dow Theory, one of the oldest market timing tools out there.

    The economic bellwethers FedEx (NYSE: FDX) and United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS) are encountering more »

  • FedEx: Don't Panic!

    By David Delony - September 7, 2012 | Tickers: ATSG, FDX, FWRD, UPS

    FedEx (NYSE: FDX) and other package delivery services are important parts of our economy that we take for granted. If you don't use the Post Office to send and receive packages, you probably use FedEx or UPS (NYSE: UPS).

    The sound of those iconic trucks zooming around is a common one in every city and town in America and the rest of the world. These two companies are considered more »

  • UPS and Air Shippers Offer Steady Returns in the Midst of Global Turbulance

    By Joshua Bondy - August 29, 2012 | Tickers: ATSG, FDX, FWRD, UPS

    The global transportation market offers returns and risk.  The largest transportation companies like FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX) and United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) have billions of dollars of capital invested, expansive distribution networks, and decades of experience. There are large economic moats in this industry which make it easier to fend off foreign competitors like DHL.  The oligopoly of FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX), USPS, and United Parcel Service, Inc more »