XPO Logistics (XPO) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.18

Headlines about XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. XPO Logistics earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 46.2194050085144 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) traded down $1.24 during trading on Thursday, hitting $93.40. 1,272,040 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,760,000. The company has a market capitalization of $11,200.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 77.83, a P/E/G ratio of 0.82 and a beta of 2.51. The company has a quick ratio of 1.23, a current ratio of 1.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.24. XPO Logistics has a fifty-two week low of $42.07 and a fifty-two week high of $95.35.

XPO Logistics (NYSE:XPO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The transportation company reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $3.89 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.79 billion. XPO Logistics had a net margin of 1.11% and a return on equity of 7.01%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.41 earnings per share. research analysts expect that XPO Logistics will post 1.93 earnings per share for the current year.

Several analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of XPO Logistics from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 13th. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $110.00 target price on shares of XPO Logistics in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $106.00 target price (up previously from $79.00) on shares of XPO Logistics in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Oppenheimer reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 target price on shares of XPO Logistics in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Citigroup reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $104.00 target price (up previously from $85.00) on shares of XPO Logistics in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seventeen have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $89.50.

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About XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics, Inc is a global provider of supply chain solutions. The Company operates in two segments: Transportation and Logistics. The Transportation segment provides freight brokerage, last mile, less-than-truckload (LTL), full truckload and global forwarding services. The Logistics segment provides a range of contract logistics services, including highly engineered and customized solutions, value-added warehousing and distribution, cold chain solutions and other inventory solutions.

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