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YRC Worldwide Inc is a trucking business based in the US. YRC Worldwide shares (YRCW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. YRC Worldwide employs 29,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4.5 billion.

How to buy shares in YRC Worldwide

  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 YRC Worldwide. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: YRCW. 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 YRC Worldwide 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$4.66, 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 YRC Worldwide, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of YRC Worldwide. 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 YRC Worldwide's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$4.66, which is 51.29% up on its pre-crash value of USD$2.27 and 245.19% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$1.35.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of YRC Worldwide shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$767.86 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$2,080.36.

YRC Worldwide share price

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YRC Worldwide shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-26.
Latest market close USD$4.66
52-week range USD$1.29 - USD$6.19
50-day moving average USD$4.6322
200-day moving average USD$3.4191
Wall St. target price USD$7.67
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-1.578

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Is it a good time to buy YRC Worldwide stock?

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YRC Worldwide price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $4.66 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-20) N/A
1 month (2020-10-30) 18.88%
3 months (2020-08-28) N/A
6 months (2020-05-28) N/A
1 year (2019-11-27) N/A
2 years (2018-11-27) N/A
3 years (2017-11-27) N/A
5 years (2015-11-27) N/A

Is YRC Worldwide under- or over-valued?

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

YRC Worldwide's EBITDA

YRC Worldwide's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$140.3 million.

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

YRC Worldwide financials

Revenue TTM USD$4.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.03%
Gross profit TTM USD$401.2 million
Return on assets TTM 0.04%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -1.11%
Book value $-10.203
Market capitalisation USD$324.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting YRC Worldwide shares

There are currently 1.4 million YRC Worldwide shares held short by investors – that's known as YRC Worldwide's "short interest". This figure is 14.2% up from 1.2 million last month.

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

YRC Worldwide's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

YRC Worldwide's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of YRC Worldwide shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of YRC Worldwide shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). YRC Worldwide's SIR currently stands at 1.16. In other words for every 100,000 YRC Worldwide shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1160 shares are currently held short.

However YRC Worldwide's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of YRC Worldwide shares, or, against the total number of tradable YRC Worldwide shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case YRC Worldwide's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 YRC Worldwide shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0292% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable YRC Worldwide shares, roughly 29 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 YRC Worldwide.

Find out more about how you can short YRC Worldwide stock.

YRC Worldwide share dividends

We're not expecting YRC Worldwide to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have YRC Worldwide's shares ever split?

YRC Worldwide's shares were split on a 1:300 basis on 2 December 2011. So if you had owned 300 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 YRC Worldwide shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 29900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for YRC Worldwide shares which in turn could have impacted YRC Worldwide's share price.

YRC Worldwide share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, YRC Worldwide's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.29 up to $6.19. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while YRC Worldwide's is 3.1945. This would suggest that YRC Worldwide's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

YRC Worldwide overview

YRC Worldwide Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of transportation services primarily in North America. The company operates in two segments, YRC Freight and Regional Transportation. The YRC Freight segment offers various services to transport industrial, commercial, and retail goods; and provides specialized services, including guaranteed expedited, time-specific delivery, cross-border, coast-to-coast air delivery, product return, temperature-sensitive shipment protection, and government material shipment. It serves manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and government customers. As of December 31, 2019, this segment had a fleet of approximately 7,700 tractors comprising 5,500 owned and 2,200 leased tractors; and 29,800 trailers consisting of 21,500 owned and 8,300 leased trailers. The Regional Transportation segment offers regional delivery services, which include next-day and second-day delivery, consolidation/distribution, protect-from-freezing and hazardous materials handling, truckload, and other specialized services; guaranteed and expedited delivery services consisting of day-definite, hour-definite, and time definite capabilities; interregional delivery services; and cross-border delivery services, as well as operates,, and e-commerce websites that provide online resources to manage transportation activities. This segment had a fleet of approximately 6,400 tractors, including 4,800 owned and 1,600 leased tractors; and 13,900 trailers comprising 9,800 owned and 4,100 leased trailers. The company was formerly known as Yellow Roadway Corporation and changed its name to YRC Worldwide Inc. in January 2006. YRC Worldwide Inc. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.

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