10 Best Transportation Stocks To Buy For 2016

Last week, Tiffany (TIF) CFO Ralph Nicolettileft the luxury retailer for Newell Brands (NWL). Wells Fargo’s Ike Boruchow and team argued that Nicoletti’s departure is “an untimely distraction” for a stock that can’t afford one:

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Surprise Departure By CFO is an Untimely Distraction. Last Friday,Tiffany announced that CFO Ralph Nicoletti was leaving the company on May 20th (it was subsequently announced that he will be taking the same position at Newell). Nicoletti had been with the company for only two years, and the timing of his departure bodes poorly forTiffany given the current volatility in their business. More specifically, the company is experiencing significant pressure in their core key geographies, and the turnaround efforts are further complicated by the need to fill the vacant CFO seat…

10 Best Transportation Stocks To Buy For 2016: C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.(CHRW)

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (C.H. Robinson), incorporated on August 11, 1997, is a third-party logistics company. The Company provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies of all sizes, in a variety of industries. C.H. Robinson has handled approximately 16.9 million shipments and worked with over 110,000 active customers. It operates through a network of offices in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. The Company also has developed global transportation and distribution networks to provide transportation and supply chain services worldwide. In addition to transportation, the Company provides sourcing services (Sourcing) through Robinson Fresh (Robinson Fresh). It also arranges the logistics and transportation of the products it sells and provides related supply chain services, such as replenishment, category management and managed procurement services.

Transportation and Logistics Services

The Company’s network of contracted transportation providers includes contract motor carriers, railroads, air freight carriers and ocean carriers. The Company provides various transportation and logistics services, including truckload, through its contracts with motor carriers, dry vans, temperature controlled vans, flatbeds and bulk capacity, and also offers expedited truck transportation; Less Than Truckload (LTL), which involves the shipment of single or multiple pallets of freight and it consolidates freight and freight information to provide its customers with a single source of information on their freight; Intermodal, which includes the shipment of freight in trailers or containers by a combination of truck and rail; Ocean-As a non-vessel ocean common carrier (NVOCC) or freight forwarder, which consolidates shipments, determines routing, selects ocean carriers, contracts for ocean shipments and provides for local pickup and delivery of shipments; air, an indirect air carrier (Indir ect Air Carrier) or freight forwarder, which organizes air s! hipments and provides door-to-door service; Customs, which the Company’s customs brokers are licensed and regulated by the United States Customs and Border Protection to assist importers and exporters in meeting federal requirements governing imports and exports, and other logistics services, in which the Company provides fee-based managed services, warehousing services, small parcel and other services.

The Company has intermodal marketing agreements with container owners and all Class I railroads in North America and it arranges local pickup and delivery (known as drayage) through local contracted motor carriers and owns approximately 1,000 intermodal containers. The Company helps customers with storage through crossdocking and other flow-through operations. It also examines the customers’ warehousing and dock procedures.

Sourcing

The Company’s sourcing business involves the buying, selling and marketing of fresh fruits, vegetables and other perishable items. The Company supplies fresh produce through its network of independent produce growers and suppliers. It consolidates individual customers’ produce orders into truckload quantities at the point of origin and arranges for transportation of the truckloads to multiple destinations. Its sourcing customer base includes grocery retailers and restaurants, produce wholesalers and foodservice distributors. The Company has various national and regional produce programs, including both brands and national licensed brands. These programs contain a variety of fresh bulk and value added fruits and vegetables.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Gary Jakacky]

    Only one company convincingly jumped thru all the hoops: C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (CHRW).

    If only one of the companies in IYT appear to be undervalued, it might give you pause about how brightly the ETF will shine in the very near future.

  • [By Chad Tracy]

    As it's known today, C.H. Robinson (Nasdaq: CHRW) has again changed with the times.

    Unlike transportation industry titans FedEx (NYSE: FDX) or UPS (NYSE: UPS), C.H. Robinson does not own a fleet of trucks that transport goods. Instead, it specializes in logistics. Other companies hire C.H. Robinson to make their transportation services more efficient.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRW) were down 4 percent to $71.69. UBS downgraded C.H. Robinson Worldwide from Neutral to Sell.

10 Best Transportation Stocks To Buy For 2016: Rhino Resource Partners LP(RNO)

Rhino Resource Partners LP produces, processes, and sells coal of various steam and metallurgical grades in the United States. The company holds interests in various surface and underground coal mines located in Central Appalachia, Northern Appalachia, the Illinois Basin, and the Western Bituminous region. As of December 31, 2010, it operated 10 mines, including 5 underground and 5 surface mines located in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. The company markets its steam coal primarily to electric utility companies as fuel for their steam-powered generators; and metallurgical coal for steel and coke producers. It also engages in mining limestone from reserves located at its Sands Hill mining complex and sells it as aggregate to various construction companies and road builders. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Lexington, Kentucky.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alexis Xydias]

    Investors are regaining confidence, squeezing pessimists who say the economy remains sluggish outside of Germany and point to record-low trading volume as a lack of conviction in the Euro Stoxxs 61 percent rally of the past two years. Besides gains in stocks from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA to Renault SA (RNO), yields on Spanish and Italian bonds have declined to a two-year low compared with German bunds and the euro has strengthened 4.6 percent to $1.35 in the past six months.

Hot Retail Companies To Invest In 2016: Navios Maritime Holdings Inc.(NM)

 

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. operates as a seaborne shipping and logistics company. It focuses on the transportation and transshipment of dry bulk commodities, including iron ore, coal, and grains. It operates in two segments, Dry bulk Vessel Operations and Logistics Business. The Dry bulk Vessel Operations segment engages in the transportation and handling of bulk cargoes through the ownership, operation, and trading of vessels, freight, and forward freight agreements. This segment charters its vessels to trading houses, producers, and government-owned entities. The Logistics Business segment operates ports and transfer station terminals; handles vessels, barges, and push boats; and operates upriver transport facilities in the Hidrovia region. This segment provides its integrated transportation, storage, and related services through its port facilities, fleet of dry and liquid cargo barges, and product tankers to mineral and grain commodity providers, as well as users of refined petroleum products. The companys fleet consists of 66 vessels totaling 6.6 million deadweight tons. It operates in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and internationally. Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. is based in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NM) is expected to report a quarterly loss at $0.37 per share on revenue of $101.51 million.

    Pure Storage Inc (NYSE: PSTG) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.23 per share on revenue of $138.13 million.

  • [By Nickey Friedman]

    Navios Maritime Holdings (NYSE: NM  ) has two operating segments: shipping and logistics. Analysts have already begun to raise their profit estimates for 2014, currently at $0.11 EPS up from $0.01 a week ago. Expect that number to continue to rise dramatically. Navios pays a $0.06 per share quarterly dividend and trades around 40% below its book value. It used to trade as high as $17 back in 2007.

10 Best Transportation Stocks To Buy For 2016: Diana Shipping inc.(DSX)

 

Diana Shipping Inc. provides shipping transportation services. The company transports a range of dry bulk cargoes, including commodities, such as iron ore, coal, grain, and other materials in shipping routes through its ownership of dry bulk vessels worldwide. As of May 11, 2016, it operated a fleet of 46 dry bulk vessels comprising 2 Newcastlemax, 14 Capesize, 3 Post-Panamax, 4 Kamsarmax, and 23 Panamax vessels. The company was formerly known as Diana Shipping Investments Corp. and changed its name to Diana Shipping Inc. in February 2005. Diana Shipping Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Athens, Greece.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Nickey Friedman]

    Diana Shipping (NYSE: DSX  ) is pure investment in dry shipping. The company transports dry bulk cargoes worldwide, including commodities such as iron ore, coal, grain, and other materials. Analysts have yet to respond to the rate increases, but no doubt more of them will be raising their 2014 EPS estimates shortly. Diana Shipping trades around 20% below book value now; back in its heyday, it traded north of $40 per share.

10 Best Transportation Stocks To Buy For 2016: Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.(GOL)

 

GOL Linhas A茅reas Inteligentes S.A., through its subsidiaries, provides regular and non-regular air transportation services for passengers, cargoes, and mailbags in South America and the Caribbean. The company operates in two segments, Flight Transportation and Smiles Loyalty Program. As of December 31, 2014, it operated a fleet of 144 aircraft, which included 96 aircraft under operating leases, 45 aircraft under finance leases, and 3 aircraft owned by the company. It also develops and manages its own or third partys customer loyalty program, as well as sells redemption rights of awards related to the loyalty program. GOL Linhas A茅reas Inteligentes S.A. has a strategic partnership with Air France-KLM. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in S茫o Paulo, Brazil.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (ADR) (NYSE: GOL) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.73 per share on revenue of $705.31 million.

    Caretrust REIT Inc (NASDAQ: CTRE) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $22.21 million.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Regional Airlines: The industry dropped 1.9 percent by 11:00 am. The worst performer in this industry was Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA (ADR) (NYSE: GOL), which declined 5.8 percent.

10 Best Transportation Stocks To Buy For 2016: Student Transportation Inc(STB)

 

Student Transportation Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides student transportation solutions in North America. The company offers contracted, managed, special needs transportation, direct-to-parent, and charter services. As of October 1, 2015, it operated approximately 13,000 vehicles. The company delivers its services through drivers, dispatchers, maintenance technicians, terminal managers, information technology professionals, and members of local communities. The company was formerly known as Student Transportation of America Ltd. and changed its name to Student Transportation Inc. in November 2009. Student Transportation Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Barrie, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Student Transportation Inc (NASDAQ: STB) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $167.40 million.

    Exar Corporation (NYSE: EXAR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.09 per share on revenue of $38.38 million.

10 Best Transportation Stocks To Buy For 2016: United Parcel Service Inc.(UPS)

United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. Domestic Package segment engages in the time-definite delivery of letters, documents, and packages in the United States. The International Package segment offers air and ground delivery of small packages and letters to approximately 220 countries and territories, including shipments outside the United States, as well as shipments with either origin or distribution outside the United States; export services; and domestic services move shipments within a country?s borders. The Supply Chain & Freight segment provides forwarding and logistics services, such as supply chain design and management, freight distribution, customs brokerage, mail, and consulting services in approximately 195 countries and territorie s; and less-than-truckload and truckload services to customers in North America. In addition, the company offers various technology solutions for automated shipping, visibility, and billing; information technology systems and distribution facilities to various industries comprising healthcare, technology, and consumer/retail; and a portfolio of financial services that provides customers with short-term working capital, government guaranteed lending, global trade financing, credit cards, and export financing. It operates a fleet of approximately 99,800 package cars, vans, tractors, and motorcycles; an air fleet of 527 aircraft; and 33,800 containers used to transport cargo in its aircraft. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Gary Jakacky]

    A look at CHRW, then. While the company does some shipping, including fresh produce to wholesalers and restaurants, their real niche is logistics. If you do not like math, do not study logistics: it is the science of analyzing the least cost alternative for the shipment of goods. CHRW does it well: according to Etrade data, return on Assets, Equity, and Invested Capital, at 23%, 42% and 43% respectively, are at the very top in the industry. United Parcel Service (UPS) for example posts a trio of numbers only in the low teens or single digits. The same for FedEx (FDX). With soaring international trade as Asia regains its footing and even stodgy Europe joins the party, CHRW should continue to post record results. Yet valuations are compelling: PE is at a decade low.

  • [By Chad Tracy]

    Unlike transportation industry titans FedEx (NYSE: FDX) or UPS (NYSE: UPS), C.H. Robinson does not own a fleet of trucks that transport goods. Instead, it specializes in logistics. Other companies hire C.H. Robinson to make their transportation services more efficient.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Citigroup’sMark May and team consider what Amazon.com’s (AMZN) decision to handle more shipping in-house means for FedEx (FDX) and United Parcel Service (UPS):

10 Best Transportation Stocks To Buy For 2016: Werner Enterprises, Inc.(WERN)

Werner Enterprises, Inc., incorporated on September 14, 1982, is a transportation and logistics company. The Company is engaged in transporting truckload shipments of general commodities in both interstate and intrastate commerce. The Company operates through two segments: Truckload Transportation Services (Truckload) and Value Added Services (VAS). The Company also provides logistics services through its VAS division. The Company has a fleet of approximately 7,450 trucks, of which over 6,640 are Company-operated and over 810 are owned and operated by independent contractors. Its VAS division operates over 60 additional intermodal drayage trucks.

Truckload Transportation Services

Truckload segment comprises the One-Way Truckload and Specialized Services units. Its One-Way Truckload unit’s operating fleet includes the regional short-haul (Regional) fleet, which transports a variety of consumer non-durable products and other commodities in truckload quantities within geographic regions across the United States using dry van trailers; the medium-to-long-haul van (Van) fleet, which provides comparable truckload van service over irregular routes, and the expedited (Expedited) fleet, which provides time-sensitive truckload services utilizing driver teams. Its Specialized Services unit provides truckload services for a retail distribution center or manufacturing facility, including services for products requiring specialized trailers, such as flatbed or temperature-controlled trailers.

The Company’s Truckload fleets operate across over 40 contiguous United States’ states pursuant to operating authority, both common and contract, granted by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and pursuant to intrastate authority granted by various United States’ states. It also operates in several provinces of Canada and provides through-trailer service into and out of Mexico. The principal types of freight it t ransports include retail store merchandise, consumer product! s, grocery products and manufactured products.

VAS segment

The Company’s VAS segment is a non-asset-based transportation and logistics provider. VAS comprises operating units that provide non-trucking services to its customers, which include truck brokerage (Brokerage) that uses contracted carriers to complete customer shipments; freight management (Freight Management), which offers a range of single-source logistics management services and solutions; the intermodal (Intermodal) unit, which offers rail transportation through alliances with rail and drayage providers as an alternative to truck transportation, and Werner Global Logistics international (WGL), which provides complete management of global shipments from origin to destination using a combination of air, ocean, truck and rail transportation modes. Its Brokerage unit has transportation services contracts with approximately 12,920 carriers.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) shares dropped 4.83% to $23.23 in pre-market trading after the company issued a weak third-quarter profit forecast.

  • [By Jake L’Ecuyer]

    Equities Trading DOWN
    Shares of Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR) were down 16.03 percent to $47.00 after the company lowered its forecast for the third quarter and full year. Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) shares tumbled 4.71 percent to $23.26 after the company issued a weak third-quarter profit forecast. Bank of America downgraded the stock from Buy to Neutral. Pandora Media (NYSE: P) down, falling 1.71 percent to $23.58 as the company announced its plans to sell 14 million shares of common stock, including 4 million shares from current stockholders.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Werner Enterprises (NASDAQ: WERN) issued a weak third-quarter profit forecast. Werner shares dropped 2.09% to $23.90 in the after-hours trading session.