XPO Logistics Stock Brushes Off Revenue Miss

Shares could benefit from an unwinding of pessimism

Digital Content Manager
Oct 31, 2022 at 11:19 AM
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The shares of XPO Logistics Inc (NYSE:XPO) are up 2.2% to trade at $51.79 at last check, after the company reported better-than-expected third-quarter earnings of $1.45 per share.  However, revenue came in below Wall Street's estimates, with the freight transportation services name noting the negative impact of lower truckload pricing in the spot market, and the sale of its North American intermodal operation.

The security earlier surged to its highest level since Sept. 13, and is looking to conquer overhead pressure at the 60-day moving average The shares are also eyeing their sixth daily win in seven sessions, though year-to-date XPO still carries a hefty 33.9% deficit. 

The brokerage bunch is firmly bullish on XPO Logistics stock, with 16 of 18 analysts in question rating it a "buy" or better, while the 12-month consensus target price of $73.61 is a 43.8% premium to current levels. 

An unwinding of pessimism in the options pits could create additional tailwinds for the security. Over at the International Securities Exchange (ISE), Cboe Options Exchange (CBOE), and NASDAQ OMX PHLX (PHLX), XPO's 50-day put/call volume ratio of 1.17 sits higher than 98% of readings from the past year, indicating options traders have favored puts lately. 

XPO Logistics stock's Schaeffer's put/call open interest ratio (SOIR)  of 1.21 echoes that bearish sentiment, as ranks higher than all annual readings. In simpler terms, short-term options players have rarely been more put-biased.



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