4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Expeditors International

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, global logistics company Expeditors International of Washington (Nasdaq: EXPD  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Expeditors International and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Expeditors International facts

Headquarters (founded)

Seattle, Wash. (1979)

Market Cap

$7.4 billion

Industry

Air freight and logistics

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$6.0 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Peter Rose
President/COO R. Jordan Gates

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

19.4%

Cash/Debt

$1.4 billion / $0

Dividend Yield

1.6%

Competitors

CEVA Group
DHL International
UPS Supply Chain Solutions

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 534 members who have rated Expeditors International believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those bulls, fellow Fool Bryan Hinmon (TMF42), succinctly summed up the investment case for our community:

Expeditors is an incredibly well run company with an excellent business model. Although growth is tied to global trade, Expeditors also grows by taking market share, which it does by offering a more expansive network, better service, and higher reliability than its peers. The company's internally built systems are more efficient than those cobbled together by peers. Employees and managers are properly aligned with shareholders and the company's balance sheet is pristine.

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Brian D. Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Expeditors International of Washington. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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  • Report this Comment On October 09, 2012, at 1:10 PM, DoctorLewis4 wrote:

    Agree. This is an excellent company with great managers. They don't play Wall Street games and are straight with their shareholders. Beaten down sector but now is the time to get in.

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