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Shipping stocks

Ready to invest in the freight industry? Consider these 9 stocks.

The best shipping stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.

9 shipping stocks to watch

We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the freight industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.

  1. Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD)
  2. FedEx Corporation (FDX)
  3. CH Robinson Worldwide (CHRW)
  4. Hub Group (HUBG)
  5. United Parcel Service (UPS)
  6. XPO Logistics (XPO)
  7. Radiant Logistics (RLGT)
  8. Teekay Tankers (TNK)
  9. Euronav (EURN)

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Take a deeper dive into shipping stocks

If you're interested in investing in the freight industry, take a closer look at what companies in this industry do and how the stocks have historically performed. Keep in mind that positive past performance doesn't guarantee that a stock will continue to rise in the future.

1. Expeditors International of Washington (EXPD)

Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services in the Americas, North Asia, South Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India. The company offers airfreight services, such as air freight consolidation and forwarding; ocean freight and ocean services, including ocean freight consolidation, direct ocean forwarding, and order management; customs brokerage, intra-continental ground transportation and delivery, and warehousing and distribution services; and customs clearance, purchase order management, vendor consolidation, time-definite transportation services, temperature-controlled transit, cargo insurance, specialized cargo monitoring and tracking, and other supply chain solutions.

Expeditors International of Washington stock opened the day at $114.34 after a previous close of $114.35. The latest price was $113.97 (25-minute delay). Expeditors International of Washington is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD19 billion and employs 20,269 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $17,210,558,464
  • P/E ratio: 11.3842
  • PEG ratio: 1.57

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2. FedEx Corporation (FDX)

FedEx Corporation provides transportation, e-commerce, and business services in the United States and internationally. The company's FedEx Express segment offers express transportation, small-package ground delivery, and freight transportation services; time-critical transportation services; and cross-border enablement, technology, and e-commerce transportation solutions. Its FedEx Ground segment provides day-certain delivery services to businesses and residences.

FedEx Corporation stock opened the day at $209.59 after a previous close of $210.59. The latest price was $209.91 (25-minute delay). FedEx Corporation is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$94.1 billion and employs 345,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $46,461,239,296
  • P/E ratio: 14.415
  • PEG ratio: 1.2201

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3. CH Robinson Worldwide (CHRW)

C. H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies in various industries worldwide.

CH Robinson Worldwide stock opened the day at $102.40 after a previous close of $102.95. The latest price was $105.22 (25-minute delay). CH Robinson Worldwide is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$26.1 billion and employs 17,652 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $11,790,910,464
  • P/E ratio: 12.1418
  • PEG ratio: 2.7062

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4. Hub Group (HUBG)

Hub Group, Inc. , a supply chain solutions provider, offers transportation and logistics management services in North America. The company's transportation services include intermodal, truckload, less-than-truckload, flatbed, temperature-controlled, and dedicated and regional trucking, as well as final mile, railcar, small parcel, and international transportation.

Hub Group stock opened the day at $67.16 after a previous close of $65.87. The latest price was $67.12 (25-minute delay). Hub Group is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.3 billion and employs 4,700 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $2,833,470,720
  • P/E ratio: 7.8808
  • PEG ratio: 2.0802

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5. United Parcel Service (UPS)

United Parcel Service, Inc. provides letter and package delivery, transportation, logistics, and related services. It operates through two segments, U. S.

United Parcel Service stock opened the day at $187.87 after a previous close of $188.34. The latest price was $188.29 (25-minute delay). United Parcel Service is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$101.1 billion and employs 500,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $164,621,467,648
  • P/E ratio: 14.9177
  • PEG ratio: 2.0322

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6. XPO Logistics (XPO)

XPO Inc. provides freight transportation services in the United States, rest of North America, France, the United Kingdom, rest of Europe, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, North American LTL and Brokerage and Other Services.

XPO Logistics stock opened the day at $42.90 after a previous close of $42.64. The latest price was $44.14 (25-minute delay). XPO Logistics is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$13.1 billion and employs 44,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $4,970,435,072
  • P/E ratio: 5.4153
  • PEG ratio: 1.1852

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7. Radiant Logistics (RLGT)

Radiant Logistics, Inc. , a third-party logistics company, provides multi-modal transportation and logistics services primarily in the United States and Canada. It offers domestic services, which includes air, ground, and specialized services; and international services, such as air, ocean, and import and export management services.

Radiant Logistics stock opened the day at $6.70 after a previous close of $6.60. The latest price was $6.63 (25-minute delay). Radiant Logistics is listed on the NYSE MKT, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.3 billion and employs 656 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $271,052,192
  • P/E ratio: 7.48
  • PEG ratio: 0.78

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8. Teekay Tankers (TNK)

Teekay Tankers Ltd. provides marine transportation services to oil industries in Bermuda and internationally. The company offers voyage and time charter services; and offshore ship-to-ship transfer services of commodities primarily crude oil and refined oil products, as well as liquid gases and various other products.

Teekay Tankers stock opened the day at $13.69 after a previous close of $13.54. The latest price was $13.79 (25-minute delay). Teekay Tankers is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$856.1 million and employs 1,900 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $1,073,612,992
  • P/E ratio: 25.748
  • PEG ratio: 31.59

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9. Euronav (EURN)

Euronav NV, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the transportation and storage of crude oil worldwide. The company also offers floating, storage, and offloading (FSO) services. As of April 1, 2022, it owned and operated a fleet of 72 vessels, including 6 chartered-in vessels with an aggregate carrying capacity of approximately 18.

Euronav stock opened the day at $9.49 after a previous close of $9.53. The latest price was $9.60 (25-minute delay). Euronav is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$604 million and employs 3,147 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $3,190,337,792
  • PEG ratio: -3.43

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How to buy shipping stocks

Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one or more of these shipping stocks.

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. You’ll need personal and financial details, like your contact and bank information.
  3. Search for the stock you're interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like EXPD or FDX.
  4. Decide on how many to buy. Some brokers will allow you to purchase fractional shares, while others require you to purchase whole shares.
  5. Choose an order type. Invest in the shipping stocks now with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price.
  6. Buy the stock. Tap or click the Buy button on your brokerage account. Once you’ve invested in the freight industry, track how your stock performs to decide when it’s time to sell.

Bottom line

While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in shipping stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — shipping stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the freight industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you’re new to investing, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you’re getting the best features in your trading account.

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