Forward Air Stock Today

FWRD Stock  USD 23.62  2.19  10.22%   


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Forward Air is trading at 23.62 as of the 13th of July 2024, a 10.22% increase since the beginning of the trading day. The stock's lowest day price was 19.4. Forward Air has about a 36 percent probability of financial distress in the next few years of operation and has generated negative returns over the last 90 days. Equity ratings for Forward Air are calculated daily based on our scoring framework. The performance scores are derived for the period starting the 13th of June 2024 and ending today, the 13th of July 2024. Click here to learn more.
Business Domain
IPO Date
16th of November 1993
Forward Air Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an asset-light freight and logistics company in the United States and Canada. Forward Air Corporation was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Greeneville, Tennessee. Foward Air operates under Integrated Freight Logistics classification in the United States and is traded on NASDAQ Exchange. The company has 26.44 M outstanding shares of which 5.54 M shares are currently shorted by private and institutional investors with about 3.83 trading days to cover. More on Forward Air

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Forward Stock Highlights

ESG Sustainability
President CEOThomas Schmitt
Thematic IdeaTransportation (View all Themes)
Business ConcentrationAir Freight & Logistics, Integrated Freight & Logistics, Industrials, SP Small-Cap 600, NASDAQ Composite, NASDAQ Composite Total, Transportation, Industrials, Air Freight & Logistics, Integrated Freight & Logistics, Industrials (View all Sectors)
Average Analyst Recommendation
Financial Strength
Current ValueLast YearChange From Last Year 10 Year Trend
Return On Assets0.00350.0037
Notably Down
Slightly volatile
Asset Turnover0.430.4507
Sufficiently Down
Slightly volatile
Gross Profit Margin0.06110.0644
Notably Down
Slightly volatile
Total Current Liabilities248.9 M237.1 M
Sufficiently Up
Slightly volatile
Non Current Liabilities Total2.1 BB
Sufficiently Up
Slightly volatile
Total Assets3.2 BB
Sufficiently Up
Slightly volatile
Total Current Assets364.4 M347 M
Sufficiently Up
Slightly volatile
Total Cash From Operating Activities190.5 M181.4 M
Sufficiently Up
Slightly volatile
Debt Levels
Forward Air can leverage the use of borrowed funds to amplify returns from an investment. In general, analyzing the relationship between debt to total assets helps investors to understand Forward Air's financial leverage. It provides some insight into what part of Forward Air's total assets is financed by creditors.
Forward Air currently holds 1.95 B in liabilities with Debt to Equity (D/E) ratio of 0.41, which is about average as compared to similar companies. Forward Air has a current ratio of 1.71, which is within standard range for the sector. Note, when we think about Forward Air's use of debt, we should always consider it together with its cash and equity.

Change In Cash

121.54 Million
Forward Air (FWRD) is traded on NASDAQ Exchange in USA. It is located in Building N, Greeneville, TN, United States, 37745 and employs 4,014 people. Forward Air is listed under Air Freight & Logistics category by Fama And French industry classification. The company currently falls under 'Small-Cap' category with a current market capitalization of 566.57 M. Forward Air conducts business under Air Freight & Logistics sector and is part of Industrials industry. The entity has 26.44 M outstanding shares of which 5.54 M shares are currently shorted by private and institutional investors with about 3.83 trading days to cover. Forward Air currently holds about 46.85 M in cash with 181.39 M of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 1.74.
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Ownership Allocation
The majority of Forward Air outstanding shares are owned by other corporate entities. These outside corporations are usually referred to as non-private investors looking to obtain positions in Forward Air to benefit from reduced commissions. Consequently, institutional investors are subject to a different set of regulations than regular investors in Forward Air. Please pay attention to any change in the institutional holdings of Forward Air as this could imply that something significant has changed or is about to change at the company.
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Forward Stock Institutional Holders

InstituionRecorded OnShares
Geode Capital Management, Llc2024-03-31
682.3 K
Pacer Advisors, Inc.2023-12-31
645.9 K
Millennium Management Llc2024-03-31
531.5 K
Paralel Advisors Llc2024-03-31
510 K
Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc2024-03-31
443.4 K
Man Group Plc2024-03-31
395.4 K
Clearbridge Advisors, Llc2024-03-31
324 K
Bank Of New York Mellon Corp2024-03-31
322.5 K
Northern Trust Corp2024-03-31
293.2 K
Blackrock Inc2024-03-31
4.7 M
Vanguard Group Inc2024-03-31
3.4 M
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Forward Air Historical Income Statement

At present, Forward Air's Interest Expense is projected to increase significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The current year's Total Revenue is expected to grow to about 1.4 B, whereas Other Operating Expenses is forecasted to decline to about 663 M. View More Fundamentals

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Additional Information and Resources on Investing in Forward Stock

When determining whether Forward Air is a strong investment it is important to analyze Forward Air's competitive position within its industry, examining market share, product or service uniqueness, and competitive advantages. Beyond financials and market position, potential investors should also consider broader economic conditions, industry trends, and any regulatory or geopolitical factors that may impact Forward Air's future performance. For an informed investment choice regarding Forward Stock, refer to the following important reports:
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Is Air Freight & Logistics space expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Forward Air. If investors know Forward will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Forward Air listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
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The market value of Forward Air is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Forward that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Forward Air's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Forward Air's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Forward Air's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Forward Air's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Forward Air's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine if Forward Air is a good investment by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Forward Air's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.