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Hub Group Inc. (HUBG): An Intriguing Investment

Hub Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG) at last check was buoying at $69.87 on Friday, April 29 with a rise of 4.91% from its closing price on previous day.

Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $66.60 and 5Y monthly beta was reading 0.90 with its price kept floating in the range of $64.82 and $67.52 on the day. Company’s P/E ratio for the trailing 12 months is 13.19. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that HUBG hit a high price of $87.21 and saw its price falling to a low level of $60.81 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came subtracting -19.29% in its value.

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With its current market valuation of $2.35 billion, Hub Group Inc. is set to declare its quarterly results on Jul 27, 2022 – Aug 01, 2022. Analysts are in estimates of $1.53 per share for company’s earnings in the current quarter and are expecting its annual EPS growth moving up to $6.19 for 2022 with estimates of that growing to $5.7 in next year. These estimates are suggesting current year growth of 22.30% for EPS and -7.90% growth next year.

Analysts watching the company’s growth closely have provided estimates for its revenue growth with an average revenue estimate of $1.24 billion. They suggested that in the process company could generate revenue of as low as $1.18 billion which could climb up to $1.31 billion to hit a high. The average estimate is representing an increase of 27.00% in sales growth from that of posted by the company in the same quarter of last year. In keeping analyst consensus estimate with, company is forecasted to be making an annual revenue of $5.06 billion in 2022, which will be 19.50% more from revenue generated by the company last year.

In last 7 days, analysts came adjusting their opinions about stock’s EPS with no upward and no downward revisions, an indication which could give clearer idea about the company’s short term price movement. In contrast, when we review HUBG stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of 50% Sell, while medium term indicators are categorizing the stock at an average of 100% Sell. Long term indicators are suggesting an average of 50% Sell for it.

Digging deeper we become aware of the PEG ratio of the HUBG stock which is currently positioned at 1.39. It further provides that stock’s current price level is 7.70% away from its 20-day simple moving average and is -6.50% off its SMA50. Its relative strength index (RSI) for 14-periods is oscillating at 53.79 while volatility remained at 3.49% over the past week which changes to 4.15% when measuring it over the past month. Beta is valued at 0.95, while measure of average true range or ATR is currently at 2.48. In predicting price targets of as low as $80.00 and as high as $111.00, analysts are in agreement on assigning the stock over the next 12 months average price target of $94.43. Stock’s current price level is -14.5% above from estimated low price target while it is -58.87% below the estimated high; and even if the HUBG’s share succeeded to reach the median price of $93.50, then the outlook of -33.82% could come to the excitement of the investors.

In comparing Hub Group Inc. (HUBG)’s stock with other industry players reveals that stock’s latest price change of 4.91% and that of 0.45% over the past 12 months. Industry’s another major player Expeditors International of Washington Inc. (EXPD) has fall -0.63% down in latest trading session, but over the past year has faced afall of -7.66%, while C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. (CHRW) was also down -1.34% however its price remained floating in the green at 13.25% over the same period. Hub Group Inc. has a P/E ratio of 13.19 while Expeditors International of Washington Inc. is showing 12.38 for the same. On the other hand, the S&P 500 Index is down -1.42% in the early deals today while the Dow Jones Industrial was dealinglower at -0.88%.

Having a second look at Hub Group Inc. (NASDAQ:HUBG) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 275.78K. Number of outstanding shares of the stock stood at 33.45 million.

The percentage of outstanding shares held by the insiders is 2.40% while it is 97.40% for the institutional holders. Subtraction of -20.94% by stock’s current price to its year-to-date value in today’s trading is likely to be increasing investors’ interest in the stock as it is hinting an extended uptrend.

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