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How to buy Knight Transportation stock

Learn how to easily invest in Knight Transportation stock.

Knight Transportation is a trucking business based in the US. Knight Transportation shares (KNX) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Knight Transportation employs 27,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $7.5 billion.

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Knight Transportation stock price (NYSE: KNX)

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Knight Transportation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-19.
Latest market close$57.39
52-week range$42.20 - $58.72
50-day moving average $54.00
200-day moving average $50.38
Wall St. target price$62.05
PE ratio 10.4399
Dividend yield $0.46 (0.87%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.32

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Knight Transportation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $57.39 from 2023-01-25

1 week (2023-01-19) 3.16%
1 month (2022-12-23) N/A
3 months (2022-10-26) 17.87%
6 months (2022-07-25) 12.79%
1 year (2022-01-27) 5.23%
2 years (2021-01-27) 38.02%
3 years (2020-01-27) 57.62%
5 years (2018-01-26) 22.94%

Is Knight Transportation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Knight Transportation's P/E ratio

Knight Transportation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, Knight Transportation shares trade at around 10x recent earnings.

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

Knight Transportation's PEG ratio

Knight Transportation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.4263. 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 Knight Transportation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Knight Transportation's EBITDA

Knight Transportation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.8 billion.

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

Knight Transportation financials

Revenue TTM $7.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.12%
Gross profit TTM $2 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.72%
Return on equity TTM 13.37%
Profit margin 11.69%
Book value $42.36
Market capitalisation $8.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Knight Transportation share dividends

9%

Dividend payout ratio: 8.51% of net profits

Recently Knight Transportation has paid out, on average, around 8.51% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.87% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Knight Transportation shareholders could enjoy a 0.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Knight Transportation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.46 per share.

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

Knight Transportation's most recent dividend payout was on 27 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Knight Transportation's shares ever split?

Knight Transportation's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 27 December 2005. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Knight Transportation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Knight Transportation shares which in turn could have impacted Knight Transportation's share price.

Knight Transportation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Knight Transportation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $42.2023 up to $58.72. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KNX.US volatility(beta: 1.15)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Knight Transportation's is 1.1503. This would suggest that Knight Transportation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Knight Transportation overview

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides truckload transportation services in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. The company operates through four segments: Trucking, Logistics, Less-than-truckload (LTL), and Intermodal. Its trucking services include irregular route, dedicated, refrigerated, flatbed, expedited, dry van, drayage, and cross-border transportation of various products, goods, and materials. The company also provides logistics and intermodal services, such as brokerage, intermodal, and certain logistics; freight management; and non-trucking services. In addition, it offers various support services, including repair and maintenance shop services, warranty, insurance, and equipment leasing; and trailer parts manufacturing and warehousing services, as well as engages in the driving academy activities. In addition, it offers regional direct services to customers national transportation needs by utilizing carriers for coverage areas outside networks.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Knight Transportation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 10.048% of Knight Transportation shares are held by insiders and 94.418% by institutions.
How many people work for Knight Transportation?
Latest data suggests 27,400 work at Knight Transportation.
When does the fiscal year end for Knight Transportation?
Knight Transportation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Knight Transportation based?
Knight Transportation's address is: 2002 West Wahalla Lane, Phoenix, AZ, United States, 85027
What is Knight Transportation's ISIN number?
Knight Transportation's international securities identification number is: US4990491049
What is Knight Transportation's CUSIP number?
Knight Transportation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 87074U101

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