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XPO Logistics (XPO) Target Lifted at FBR Capital on Pacer Deal

January 7, 2014 9:56 AM EST Send to a Friend
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FBR Capital analyst John Mims reiterated an Outperform rating and bumped his price target on XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO) from $30 to $33 amid the $335 million cash and stock acquisition of Pacer International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PACR).

"Though not the company's largest acquisition to date (XPO acquired last-mile operator 3PD in July 2013 for ~$365 million), the Pacer deal could be the most significant yet, as it will effectively double XPO's revenue run-rate to ~$2 billion and, importantly, provide a foothold into the quickly growing domestic and cross-border intermodal management (IMC) verticals, markets in which Pacer holds third and first market share positions, respectively," Mims comments. "We view Pacer's exposure to the cross-border trade as particularly beneficial, as more companies look to near-shore operations to Mexico in order to take advantage of the country's relatively cheap labor and shorter distance (relative to Asia) to the North American market."

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Shares of XPO Logistics closed at $30.31 yesterday.




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