Catching Fire Again: Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (EXPD)

Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPD) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Tue 19 Feb (In 37 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $0.81 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $0.92 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 10.00%, a profit margin of 7.80% and a gross margin of 32.90%.

Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPD). Most recently, on December 7th, 2018, Goldman Downgrade a Sell rating. Before that, on August 8th, 2018, Stifel Reiterated to Hold. Cowen Reiterated a Market Perform rating on August 8th, 2018, Cowen Reiterated an Market Perform rating on May 9th, 2018, and Stifel Reiterated a Hold rating on February 21st, 2018.

At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 173.42M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 11.86B. In the last trading day, 924,267 shares of Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 1.41M shares per day of trading.

If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by $1.48 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of +2.21% and a moving average of 68.18. In the past 20 days, its price changed by -$3.86 (which is -5.34%) and the stock’s moving average was 67.43. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of EXPD changed by $2.70 (which is +4.11%) and demonstrated a moving average of 70.47.

Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 84.61%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 88.58% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 56.76%. Using a similar metric, Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (EXPD) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 85.90% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 77.05% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 53.23%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was 1.02 over the past 9 days, 1.78 over the past two weeks, and 1.17 in the last 20 days.

As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $68.40 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $78.16 and a low of $59.10. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.

The Vanguard Group Inc purchased more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPD) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 20,257,817 shares of the company’s stock following the addition of 335,392 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that The Vanguard Group Inc now held 11.74% stake in Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (EXPD)’s shares.

Just in the most recent trading day, Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPD) experienced a high price of $68.82 and low point of $67.7. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 68.4 per share, following a loss of -$0.38, or -0.48% during the full day.