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How to buy Landstar System stock | $139.38

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Landstar System, Inc is an integrated freight & logistics business based in the US. Landstar System shares (LSTR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Landstar System employs 1,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Landstar System

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  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 Landstar System. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LSTR. 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 Landstar System 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$139.38, 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 Landstar System, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Landstar System. 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.

Landstar System share price

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Landstar System shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-04.
Latest market closeUSD$139.38
52-week rangeUSD$84.861 - USD$139.7527
50-day moving average USD$129.1197
200-day moving average USD$123.8896
Wall St. target priceUSD$134.17
PE ratio 29.2134
Dividend yield USD$0.84 (0.64%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.551

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Is it a good time to buy Landstar System stock?

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Landstar System price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $139.38 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-07) -3.31%
1 month (2020-12-17) 3.56%
3 months (2020-10-16) 6.71%
6 months (2020-07-16) 18.96%
1 year (2020-01-16) 18.71%
2 years (2019-01-16) 40.32%
3 years (2018-01-16) 28.82%
5 years (2016-01-15) 149.43%

Is Landstar System under- or over-valued?

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

Landstar System's P/E ratio

Landstar System's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 29x. In other words, Landstar System shares trade at around 29x 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.

Landstar System's PEG ratio

Landstar System's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1726. 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 Landstar System's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Landstar System's EBITDA

Landstar System's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$281.2 million.

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

Landstar System financials

Revenue TTM USD$3.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.14%
Gross profit TTM USD$881.8 million
Return on assets TTM 10.6%
Return on equity TTM 24.23%
Profit margin 4.62%
Book value $18.384
Market capitalisation USD$5.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Landstar System shares

There are currently 1.3 million Landstar System shares held short by investors – that's known as Landstar System's "short interest". This figure is 6.5% down from 1.3 million last month.

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

Landstar System's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Landstar System's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Landstar System shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Landstar System shares traded daily (recently around 303167.87439614). Landstar System's SIR currently stands at 4.14. In other words for every 100,000 Landstar System shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4140 shares are currently held short.

However Landstar System's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Landstar System shares, or, against the total number of tradable Landstar System shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Landstar System's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Landstar System shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0428% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Landstar System shares, roughly 43 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 Landstar System.

Find out more about how you can short Landstar System stock.

Landstar System share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 17.36% of net profits

Recently Landstar System has paid out, on average, around 17.36% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.64% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Landstar System shareholders could enjoy a 0.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Landstar System's case, that would currently equate to about $0.84 per share.

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

Landstar System's most recent dividend payout was on 4 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Landstar System's shares ever split?

Landstar System's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 10 January 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Landstar System shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Landstar System shares which in turn could have impacted Landstar System's share price.

Landstar System share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Landstar System's shares have ranged in value from as little as $84.861 up to $139.7527. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LSTR.US volatility(beta: 1)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 Landstar System's is 0.9974. This would suggest that Landstar System's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Landstar System overview

Landstar System, Inc. provides integrated transportation management solutions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Transportation Logistics, and Insurance. The Transportation Logistics segment offers a range of transportation services, including truckload and less-than-truckload transportation, rail intermodal, air cargo, ocean cargo, expedited ground and air delivery of time-critical freight, heavy-haul/specialized, U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico cross-border, intra-Mexico, intra-Canada, project cargo, and customs brokerage, as well as offers transportation services to other transportation companies, such as third party logistics and less-than-truckload service providers. It provides truck services through dry and specialty vans of various sizes, unsided/platform trailers, temperature-controlled vans, and containers; rail intermodal services through contracts with domestic and Canadian railroads; and air and ocean services through contracts with domestic and international airlines and ocean lines. This segment serves the automotive products, building products, metals, chemicals, foodstuffs, heavy machinery, retail, electronics, and military equipment industries. The Insurance segment reinsures certain risks of the company's independent contractors. The company markets its services through independent commission sales agents and third party capacity providers. Landstar System, Inc. was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

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