6 Shipping and Trucking Stocks to Hit the Road

by Louis Navellier | April 8, 2012 7:30 am

6 Shipping and Trucking Stocks to Hit the Road

dump truck dumping dirt 630 flickr 300x207 6 Shipping and Trucking Stocks to Hit the Road[1]Shipping stocks and trucking companies are really the heart of the global economy. Well, the blood vessels, really, since they move goods around the world to meet demand and supply businesses. But the trouble is that when orders are down and fuel prices are up, these companies feel the pain first.

I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader[2] tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. And this week, I’ve uncovered six shipping stocks to sell.

Each one of these stocks gets a “D” or “F” according to my research, meaning it is a “sell” or “strong sell.”

Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE:ALEX[3]) is involved with intermodal, truck brokerage and logistics services mostly in Hawaii. In the last year, Alexander & Baldwin stock has dropped 10%, compared to a gain of 7% for the Dow Jones. ALEX stock gets a “D” grade for operating margin growth, an “F” grade for earnings growth, a “D” grade for earnings momentum, an “F” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street,  a “D” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, and a “D” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of ALEX stock[4].

DryShips  (NASDAQ:DRYS[5]) is involved with ocean transportation services of dry bulk cargoes and crude oil. DRYS stock has lost 28% in the last year. DryShips stock gets an “F” grade for operating margin growth, a “D” grade for earnings growth, a “D” grade for earnings momentum, a “D” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, an “F” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, an “F” grade for cash flow, and an “F” grade for return on equity. For more information, view my complete analysis of DRYS stock[6].

CSX (NYSE:CSX[7]) is a transportation supplier that has posted a loss of 16% in the last 12 months. CSX stock gets a “D” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, and a “D” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months. For more information, view my complete analysis of CSX stock[8].

Con-Way(NYSE:CNW[9]) is known for providing transportation, logistics and supply-chain management services. In the last 12 months, Con-Way stock has slid 14%. CNW stock gets an “F” grade for earnings momentum, an “F” grade for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, and a “D” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months. For more information, view my complete analysis of CNW stock[10].

Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ:CAR[11]) operates the Avis and Budget rental car companies. Since last April, CAR stock has dropped 23%, compared to gains by the broader markets. Avis stock gets an “F” grade for operating margin growth, an “F” grade for earnings momentum, an “F” grade for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past months, and a “D” grade for cash flow. For more information, view my complete analysis of CAR stock[12].

Heartland Express (NASDAQ:HTLD[13]) is a haul truckload carrier, specializing in short-to-medium trips. Heartland stock rounds out the list with a loss of 18%. HTLD stock gets a “D” grade for sales growth. For more information, view my complete analysis of HTLD stock[14].

Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly-traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader[15] tool, a 100% free stock-rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/dump_truck_dumping_dirt_630_flickr.jpg
  2. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  3. ALEX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=ALEX
  4. For more information, view my complete analysis of ALEX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=alex&submit=submit&type=site
  5. DRYS: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=DRYS
  6. For more information, view my complete analysis of DRYS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=drys&submit=submit&type=site
  7. CSX: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CSX
  8. For more information, view my complete analysis of CSX stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=csx&submit=submit&type=site
  9. CNW: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CNW
  10. For more information, view my complete analysis of CNW stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=cnw&submit=submit&type=site
  11. CAR: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=CAR
  12. For more information, view my complete analysis of CAR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=car&submit=submit&type=site
  13. HTLD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=HTLD
  14. For more information, view my complete analysis of HTLD stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?q=htld&submit=submit&type=site
  15. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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