Forward Air Corporation (NASDAQ:FWRD) Chairman Bruce A. Campbell sold 28,744 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.25, for a total transaction of $1,616,850.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of Forward Air Corporation (NASDAQ:FWRD) traded up $0.02 on Friday, reaching $56.92. 133,296 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 128,129. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,652.36, a P/E ratio of 24.24 and a beta of 1.20. Forward Air Corporation has a 52 week low of $43.88 and a 52 week high of $59.97. The company has a current ratio of 2.71, a quick ratio of 2.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08.

Forward Air (NASDAQ:FWRD) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The transportation company reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.58. The company had revenue of $280.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $278.75 million. Forward Air had a net margin of 6.10% and a return on equity of 13.76%. Forward Air’s revenue was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.51 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Forward Air Corporation will post 2.33 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 23rd will be paid a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 21st. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.05%. Forward Air’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 28.17%.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of FWRD. Teachers Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of Forward Air by 3.7% during the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 50,199 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $2,388,000 after buying an additional 1,781 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its stake in shares of Forward Air by 53.9% during the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 62,239 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $2,961,000 after buying an additional 21,800 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of Forward Air by 20.7% during the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 8,629 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $460,000 after buying an additional 1,479 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE lifted its stake in shares of Forward Air by 22.6% during the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 2,411 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $129,000 after buying an additional 445 shares during the period. Finally, Huntington National Bank lifted its stake in shares of Forward Air by 8.1% during the second quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 2,204 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 165 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 95.86% of the company’s stock.

FWRD has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Cowen restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $54.00 target price (up from $51.00) on shares of Forward Air in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Forward Air from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Forward Air in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus raised their target price on shares of Forward Air from $47.00 to $52.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Forward Air in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have issued a hold rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $55.33.

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About Forward Air

Forward Air Corporation is a freight and logistics company. The Company provides less-than-truckload (LTL), truckload, intermodal and pool distribution services across the United States and in Canada. The Company’s segments include Expedited LTL, Truckload Premium Services (TLS), Intermodal and Pool Distribution.

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