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How to buy ArcBest Corporation stock

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ArcBest Corporation is a trucking business based in the US. ArcBest Corporation shares (ARCB) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ArcBest Corporation employs 13,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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ArcBest Corporation share price

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ArcBest Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$17.47 - $76.21
50-day moving average $71.43
200-day moving average $51.91
Wall St. target price$81.56
PE ratio 27.0483
Dividend yield $0.32 (0.44%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.69

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Is it a good time to buy ArcBest Corporation stock?

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Is ArcBest Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing ArcBest Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ArcBest Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

ArcBest Corporation's P/E ratio

ArcBest Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, ArcBest Corporation shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

ArcBest Corporation's PEG ratio

ArcBest Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into ArcBest Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

ArcBest Corporation's EBITDA

ArcBest Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $213.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a ArcBest Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

ArcBest Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $2.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.23%
Gross profit TTM $197.7 million
Return on assets TTM 3.46%
Return on equity TTM 8.93%
Profit margin 2.42%
Book value $32.64
Market capitalisation $1.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ArcBest Corporation shares

There are currently 583,833 ArcBest Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as ArcBest Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 6.1% up from 550,453 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting ArcBest Corporation shares can be evaluated.

ArcBest Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ArcBest Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ArcBest Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ArcBest Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 204137.41258741). ArcBest Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.86. In other words for every 100,000 ArcBest Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2860 shares are currently held short.

However ArcBest Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ArcBest Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable ArcBest Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ArcBest Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ArcBest Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0314% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ArcBest Corporation shares, roughly 31 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against ArcBest Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short ArcBest Corporation stock.

ArcBest Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 9.94% of net profits

Recently ArcBest Corporation has paid out, on average, around 9.94% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.44% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ArcBest Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.44% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ArcBest Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.32 per share.

While ArcBest Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that ArcBest Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

ArcBest Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 24 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

ArcBest Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ArcBest Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17.4708 up to $76.209. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ARCB.US volatility(beta: 1.87)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while ArcBest Corporation's is 1.8709. This would suggest that ArcBest Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

ArcBest Corporation overview

ArcBest Corporation provides freight transportation and integrated logistics services. It operates through three segments: Asset-Based, ArcBest, and FleetNet. The Asset-Based segment transports general commodities, such as food, textiles, apparel, furniture, appliances, chemicals, nonbulk petroleum products, rubber, plastics, metal and metal products, wood, glass, automotive parts, machinery, and miscellaneous manufactured products through less-than-truckload services. It also offers motor carrier freight transportation services to customers in Mexico through arrangements with trucking companies. The ArcBest segment provides expedite freight transportation services to commercial and government customers; premium logistics services, such as deployment of specialized equipment to meet linehaul requirements; and international freight transportation with air, ocean, and ground services. It also offers third-party transportation brokerage services by sourcing various capacity solutions, including dry van over the road and intermodal, temperature-controlled and refrigerated, flatbed, intermodal or container shipping, and specialized equipment; full-container and less-than-container load ocean transportation services; warehousing and distribution services; managed transportation services; and moving services to ?do-it-yourself' consumer, as well as provides final mile, time critical, product launch, warehousing, retail logistics, supply chain optimization, and trade show shipping services. The FleetNet segment provides roadside repair solutions and vehicle maintenance management services for commercial and private fleets through a network of third-party service providers.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of ArcBest Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.749% of ArcBest Corporation shares are held by insiders and 90.176% by institutions.
How many people work for ArcBest Corporation?
Latest data suggests 13,000 work at ArcBest Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for ArcBest Corporation?
ArcBest Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is ArcBest Corporation based?
ArcBest Corporation's address is: 8401 McClure Drive, Fort Smith, AR, United States, 72916
What is ArcBest Corporation's ISIN number?
ArcBest Corporation's international securities identification number is: US03937C1053
What is ArcBest Corporation's CUSIP number?
ArcBest Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 03937C105

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