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Stocks to Keep Your Eyes on: Knight Transportation, Inc. (NYSE:KNX) & Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GDI)

Knight Transportation, Inc. (NYSE:KNX)

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc., is the largest provider of truckload services in North America. Through its Knight Transportation, Swift Transportation and Barr-Nunn branded subsidiaries, it operates truckload fleet primarily in North America as well as extensive rail intermodal and non-asset based freight brokerage and logistics management services. The Company offers dry van, cross border freight transportation, fleet solutions, consulting, brokerage, equipment leasing, temperature controlled transport, and engineering services. Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings serves customers in North America. Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc., formerly known as Knight Transportation Inc., is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

Knight Transportation, Inc. (NYSE:KNX)’s Financial Overview

Knight Transportation, Inc. (NYSE) declined -0.66% yesterday to close its trading session at $28.65. The company has 1 year Price Target of $42.42. Knight Transportation, Inc. has 52-Week high of $51.94 and 52-Week Low of $23.27. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 51.94 and 52-Week Low on 23.27. The stock traded with the volume of 1.61 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $5.03 Billion.

Knight Transportation, Inc. (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.65/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.58/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.07 a share with a surprise factor of 12.1%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 8.49 Percent, SMA50 of -4.95 Percent and SMA200 of -19.53 percent. Knight Transportation, Inc. has P/S value of 0.95 while its P/B value stands at 0.94. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 9.2 percent, Return on Equity of 13.4 percent and Return on Investment of 2.1 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 56.7 percent and 9.5 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 1.9 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 19 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc have a median target of 42.00, with a high estimate of 60.00 and a low estimate of 31.00. The median estimate represents a +46.60% increase from the last price of 28.65.

Knight Transportation, Inc. is expected* to report earnings on 01/29/2019 before market open. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 9 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.72. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.52.

Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GDI)

Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. is a provider of mission-critical flow control and compression equipment and associated aftermarket parts, consumables and services. Its products and services consist of compressor, pump, vacuum and blower. Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. is based in Milwaukee, United States.

Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:GDI)’s Financial Outlook

The 9 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Gardner Denver Holdings Inc have a median target of 27.00, with a high estimate of 35.00 and a low estimate of 24.00. The median estimate represents a +18.89% increase from the last price of 22.71.

Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. is estimated to report earnings on 02/21/2019. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 2 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.48. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.69.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. has a Consensus Recommendation of 1.72. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 0.98% and closed its last trading session at $22.71. The company has the market capitalization of $4.47 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $38 and 52-Week low of $18.7. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 38.00 and 52-Week low on 18.70. The company has volume of 679558 shares. The company has a total of 196.84 Million shares outstanding.

Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.49/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.48/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.01. This shows a surprise factor of 2.1 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 11.05 percent. Beta for Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. stands at 0 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.95. The company has Weekly Volatility of 3.57%% and Monthly Volatility of 4.35%%.

Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 9.31%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -2.98 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -18.44%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 6.9 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 20.4 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 4.7% with Gross margin of 37.7 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 14.6% and 12.1% respectively.