How to buy Old Dominion Freight Line shares

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Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc is a trucking business based in the US. Old Dominion Freight Line shares (ODFL.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Old Dominion Freight Line employs 21,080 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $4 billion.

How to buy shares in Old Dominion Freight Line

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: ODFL in this case.
  5. Research Old Dominion Freight Line shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Old Dominion Freight Line shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Old Dominion Freight Line share price

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Old Dominion Freight Line shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-23.
Latest market close$N/A
52-week range$105.5493 - $213.5024
50-day moving average $200.5142
200-day moving average $194.7306
Wall St. target price$215.47
PE ratio 38.7886
Dividend yield $0.6 (0.29%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.275
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Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Old Dominion Freight Line stock?

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Is Old Dominion Freight Line under- or over-valued?

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

Old Dominion Freight Line's P/E ratio

Old Dominion Freight Line's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 39x. In other words, Old Dominion Freight Line shares trade at around 39x 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.

Old Dominion Freight Line's PEG ratio

Old Dominion Freight Line's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.5179. 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 Old Dominion Freight Line's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Old Dominion Freight Line's EBITDA

Old Dominion Freight Line's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $1.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Old Dominion Freight Line's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Old Dominion Freight Line financials

Revenue TTM $4 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.28%
Gross profit TTM $1.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 12.87%
Return on equity TTM 20.62%
Profit margin 15.87%
Book value $27.025
Market capitalisation $24 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Old Dominion Freight Line shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "ODFL.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 1.7 million Old Dominion Freight Line shares held short by investors – that's known as Old Dominion Freight Line's "short interest". This figure is 4.6% up from 1.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Old Dominion Freight Line shares can be evaluated.

Old Dominion Freight Line's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Old Dominion Freight Line's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Old Dominion Freight Line shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Old Dominion Freight Line shares traded daily (recently around 659809.52380952). Old Dominion Freight Line's SIR currently stands at 2.52. In other words for every 100,000 Old Dominion Freight Line shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2520 shares are currently held short.

However Old Dominion Freight Line's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Old Dominion Freight Line shares, or, against the total number of tradable Old Dominion Freight Line shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Old Dominion Freight Line's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Old Dominion Freight Line shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0172% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Old Dominion Freight Line shares, roughly 17 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 Old Dominion Freight Line.

Find out more about how you can short Old Dominion Freight Line stock.

Old Dominion Freight Line share dividends

11%

Dividend payout ratio: 11.45% of net profits

Recently Old Dominion Freight Line has paid out, on average, around 11.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.29% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Old Dominion Freight Line shareholders could enjoy a 0.29% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Old Dominion Freight Line's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.

While Old Dominion Freight Line's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Old Dominion Freight Line is investing more in its future growth.

Old Dominion Freight Line's most recent dividend payout was on 16 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Old Dominion Freight Line's shares ever split?

Old Dominion Freight Line's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 25 March 2020. 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 Old Dominion Freight Line shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Old Dominion Freight Line shares which in turn could have impacted Old Dominion Freight Line's share price.

Old Dominion Freight Line share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Old Dominion Freight Line's shares have ranged in value from as little as $105.5493 up to $213.5024. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ODFL.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 Old Dominion Freight Line's is 0.9958. This would suggest that Old Dominion Freight Line's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Old Dominion Freight Line overview

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. operates as a less-than-truckload (LTL) motor carrier in the United States and North America. It provides regional, inter-regional, and national LTL services, including expedited transportation. The company also offers various value-added services, such as container drayage, truckload brokerage, and supply chain consulting. As of December 31, 2019, it owned 9,296 tractors, as well as operated 236 service and 42 maintenance centers. Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. was founded in 1934 and is based in Thomasville, North Carolina.

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