Growth Stock Recap – Analyst Views on Shares of XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO)

Shares of XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO) have been experiencing an accelerated earnings and sales growth over the past 5 years.  Over that time frame the firm has seen earnings growth of 26.80% and sales growth of 89.80%.

As we move closer to the close of the year, investors will be closely watching the next round of company earnings results. Investors may choose to closely follow Wall Street analyst projections around earnings periods. Analysts will typically make adjustments to estimates as the earnings date approaches. Many investors will look to see which way the estimate revisions are trending heading into the earnings report. Once the release is published, analysts have the ability to make further updates based on actual information that the company provides.  

While the firm has enjoyed the upward movement, it’s important to look at analyst expectations and where the company is headed from here.  On a consensus basis, analysts are projecting EPS growth of 21.64% for next year and have a $84.22 one year price target on the stock.   The stock recently traded at $72.19.

RECENT PERFORMANCE

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO)‘s stock was 26.56%.  Over the last week of the month, it was 3.36%, 34.23% over the last quarter, and  56.26% for the past six months. 

Earnings Per Share (EPS):

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EPS is what each share is worth and indicates how much money their sharehoders would acquire if the company was to pay out all of its profits.  Earnings Per Share is computed by dividing the profit total by its share total.  If a company’s profit is $800 million and there are 40 million shares, then the EPS is $20.  EPS is a fantastic way to compare and contrast companies in the same industry.  When a company shows a steady upwards earnings trend, it is a good indicator that the company will dominate companies with a more volatile earnings trend. XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE:XPO)’s EPS is 2.93.  Last year, their EPS growth was 164.10% while their EPS growth over the past five years is 26.80%.  Analysts are predicting XPO Logistics, Inc.’s stock to grow 21.64% over the next year and 26.11% over the next five.

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