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XPO Logistics, Inc is an integrated freight & logistics business based in the US. XPO Logistics shares (XPO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. XPO Logistics employs 96,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$15.7 billion.

How to buy shares in XPO Logistics

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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 XPO Logistics. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: XPO. 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 XPO 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$96.01, 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 XPO Logistics, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of XPO 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 XPO Logistics's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$96.01, which is 2.54% down on its pre-crash value of USD$98.51 and 149.57% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$38.47.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of XPO Logistics shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$492.06 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$1,064.75.

XPO Logistics share price

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XPO Logistics shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$96.01
52-week rangeUSD$38.47 - USD$100.18
50-day moving average USD$89.5583
200-day moving average USD$78.3755
Wall St. target priceUSD$100.55
PE ratio 111.6395
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.051

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Is it a good time to buy XPO Logistics stock?

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XPO Logistics price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $96.01 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-21) 0.62%
1 month (2020-10-01) 12.71%
3 months (2020-07-29) 14.19%
6 months (2020-04-29) 38.98%
1 year (2019-10-29) 17.99%
2 years (2018-10-29) 15.81%
3 years (2017-10-27) 37.97%
5 years (2015-10-29) 268.99%

Is XPO Logistics under- or over-valued?

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

XPO Logistics's P/E ratio

XPO 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 112x. In other words, XPO Logistics shares trade at around 112x 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.

XPO Logistics's PEG ratio

XPO Logistics's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0827. 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 XPO 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.

XPO Logistics's EBITDA

XPO Logistics's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.3 billion.

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

XPO Logistics financials

Revenue TTM USD$15.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.3%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.15%
Return on equity TTM 4.83%
Profit margin 0.82%
Book value $26.846
Market capitalisation USD$9.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting XPO Logistics shares

There are currently 5.7 million XPO Logistics shares held short by investors – that's known as XPO Logistics's "short interest". This figure is 9.3% down from 6.3 million last month.

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

XPO Logistics's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

XPO Logistics's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of XPO Logistics shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of XPO Logistics shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). XPO Logistics's SIR currently stands at 5.18. In other words for every 100,000 XPO Logistics shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5180 shares are currently held short.

However XPO Logistics's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of XPO Logistics shares, or, against the total number of tradable XPO Logistics shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case XPO Logistics's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 XPO Logistics shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.1299% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable XPO Logistics shares, roughly 130 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 XPO Logistics.

Find out more about how you can short XPO Logistics stock.

XPO Logistics share dividends

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

Have XPO Logistics's shares ever split?

XPO Logistics's shares were split on a 1:4 basis on 2 September 2011. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your XPO Logistics shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 300% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for XPO Logistics shares which in turn could have impacted XPO Logistics's share price.

XPO Logistics share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, XPO Logistics's shares have ranged in value from as little as $38.47 up to $100.18. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

XPO.US volatility(beta: 2.32)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 XPO Logistics's is 2.3243. This would suggest that XPO Logistics's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

XPO Logistics overview

XPO Logistics, Inc. provides supply chain solutions in North America, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, Poland, Romania, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Transportation and Logistics. The Transportation segment offers freight brokerage services comprising truck brokerage, intermodal, drayage, and expedite services; last mile services, primarily asset-light; density and day-definite regional, inter-regional, and transcontinental less-than-truckload freight services; full truckload services for transactional transportation of packaged goods, high cube products, and bulk goods; logistics services for domestic, cross-border, and international shipments; and managed transportation services. The Logistics segment provides a range of contract logistics services, including value-added warehousing, distribution and inventory management, omnichannel and e-commerce fulfillment, order personalization, cold chain solutions, reverse logistics, packaging and labeling, and factory and aftermarket support. This segment also offers engineered and customized solutions, and supply chain optimization services, including automation and predictive volume flow management solutions. It provides its services to customers in various industries, such as retail, e-commerce, food and beverage, technology, aerospace, wireless, manufacturing and other industrial, chemical, agribusiness, life sciences, healthcare, and consumer packaged goods. XPO Logistics, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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