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Investing In Expeditors International of Washington Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPD): Why Should You?

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Expeditors International of Washington Inc. (EXPD) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by +$0.42, or +0.47%, to $90.47. Volume reached 131,978 shares, with price reaching a high of $90.47 and a low of $90.47. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed Expeditors Reports Second Quarter 2022 EPS Of $2.27.

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Integrated Freight & Logistics industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $90.47 and fluctuated between $90.71 as its day high and $88.52 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Expeditors International of Washington Inc. is $14.89B. A total of 1.56 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.28M shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, EXPD has seen 0 BUY and 3 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 12,138 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 73 BUYs and 41 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 172,281 shares during that period but sold 110,369.

In the most recent transaction, ALGER EUGENE K sold 7,157 shares of EXPD for 107.35 per share on Aug 10. After the transaction, the President Global Services now owns 0 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 10, ALGER EUGENE K sold 2,981 shares at 107.29 per share. EXPD shares that President Global Services owns now total 29,379.

Among the insiders who sold shares, ALGER EUGENE K disposed of 11,500 shares on Dec 08 at a per-share price of $128.50. This resulted in the President Global Services holding 7,157 shares of EXPD after the transaction. In another insider transaction, POWELL BRADLEY S sold 13,780 shares at $131.62 per share on Nov 22. Company shares held by the Senior VP CFO now total 4,731.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Expeditors International of Washington Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.34, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.48%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 9.98. EXPD’s most recent ex-dividend date was 05/31/2022 when it declared a $0.67 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 06/15/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/15/2021 with an ex-dividend date of 11/30/2021. The dividend was $0.58 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for EXPD in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $103.92 with high estimates of $125.00 and low estimates of $90.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, EXPD has a high of $137.80 and a low of $86.08.

As of this writing, EXPD has an earnings estimate of $1.91 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 4 estimates, with a high estimate of $2.28 per share and a lower estimate of $1.63. The company reported an EPS of $2.27 in the last quarter, which was 8.61% higher than expectations of $2.09.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 17 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for EXPD is Underweight with a score of 2.43. A total of 1 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 11 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 5 thought it should be Sold.

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