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Echo Global Logistics, Inc is an integrated freight & logistics business based in the US. Echo Global Logistics shares (ECHO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Echo Global Logistics employs 2,450 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Echo Global Logistics

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Echo Global Logistics. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ECHO. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Echo Global Logistics reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$27.72, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Echo Global Logistics, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Echo Global Logistics. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Echo Global Logistics's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Echo Global Logistics's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$27.72, which is 21.36% up on its pre-crash value of USD$21.8 and 95.62% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$14.17.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Echo Global Logistics shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$859.32 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,417.88.

Echo Global Logistics share price

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Echo Global Logistics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$27.72
52-week rangeUSD$14.17 - USD$28.68
50-day moving average USD$26.8866
200-day moving average USD$22.8228
Wall St. target priceUSD$29.33
PE ratio 186.8667
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.151

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Is it a good time to buy Echo Global Logistics stock?

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Echo Global Logistics price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $27.72 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-22) 1.58%
1 month (2020-09-29) 5.56%
3 months (2020-07-29) 8.37%
6 months (2020-04-29) 53.66%
1 year (2019-10-29) 25.66%
2 years (2018-10-29) 8.79%
3 years (2017-10-27) 16.23%
5 years (2015-10-29) 19.84%

Is Echo Global Logistics under- or over-valued?

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

Echo Global Logistics's P/E ratio

Echo Global Logistics's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 187x. In other words, Echo Global Logistics shares trade at around 187x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Echo Global Logistics's PEG ratio

Echo Global Logistics's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.848. 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 Echo Global Logistics's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Echo Global Logistics's EBITDA

Echo Global Logistics's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$39.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Echo Global Logistics's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Echo Global Logistics financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.86%
Gross profit TTM USD$386 million
Return on assets TTM 1.38%
Return on equity TTM 1.14%
Profit margin 0.2%
Book value $14.548
Market capitalisation USD$737.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Echo Global Logistics shares

There are currently 1.0 million Echo Global Logistics shares held short by investors – that's known as Echo Global Logistics's "short interest". This figure is 7% down from 1.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Echo Global Logistics shares can be evaluated.

Echo Global Logistics's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Echo Global Logistics's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Echo Global Logistics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Echo Global Logistics shares traded daily (recently around 137953.15068493). Echo Global Logistics's SIR currently stands at 7.3. In other words for every 100,000 Echo Global Logistics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7300 shares are currently held short.

However Echo Global Logistics's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Echo Global Logistics shares, or, against the total number of tradable Echo Global Logistics shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Echo Global Logistics's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Echo Global Logistics shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.047% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Echo Global Logistics shares, roughly 47 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Echo Global Logistics.

Find out more about how you can short Echo Global Logistics stock.

Echo Global Logistics share dividends

We're not expecting Echo Global Logistics to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Echo Global Logistics share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Echo Global Logistics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.17 up to $28.68. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ECHO.US volatility(beta: 1.26)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 Echo Global Logistics's is 1.2642. This would suggest that Echo Global Logistics's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Echo Global Logistics overview

Echo Global Logistics, Inc. provides technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management solutions in the United States. It utilizes a proprietary technology platform to compile and analyze data from its multi-modal network of transportation providers for the transportation and logistics needs. The company offers services in various transportation modes, such as truckload, less-than truckload, small parcel, domestic air, and expedited and international. It also provides various transportation management and logistics services, which include rate negotiation; procurement of transportation; shipment execution and tracking; carrier management, selection, reporting, and compliance; executive dashboard presentations and detailed shipment reports; freight bill payment and audit; claims processing and service refund management; design and management of inbound client freight programs; individually configured Web portals and self-service data warehouses; enterprise resource planning integration with transactional shipment data; and integration of shipping applications into client e-commerce sites, as well as back-end reports customized to the internal reporting needs of the business. The company serves manufacturing, construction, food and beverage, consumer products, and retail industries. Echo Global Logistics, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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