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Economic Recovery, Higher Productivity & Improved Margins - Research Report on J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Swift



Economic Recovery, Higher Productivity & Improved Margins - Research Report on
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Swift Transportation, Con-Way, Old Dominion and
                              Werner Enterprises

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 15, 2013

NEW YORK, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting J.B.
Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT), Swift Transportation Co (NYSE:
SWFT), Con-way Inc (NYSE: CNW), Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ: ODFL) and
Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: WERN). Today's readers may access these
reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and
analyst ratings - via the links below.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Research Report

J.B. Hunt jumped 6 percent in recent trading, showing investor confidence on
the mending economy. According to a report from Deutsche Bank analyst Justin
Yagerman, trucking fleets will order 250,000 18 wheeler trucks in 2013, 9
percent more than 2012, highlighting potential growth for the sector. Aside
from this, because of J.B. Hunt Transport's focus on intermodal growth, many
are asserting that the company is well-positioned to take advantage of the
economic recovery. Intermodals involve transportation of freight using
multiple modes of transportation in order to reduce costs. Seeing the
company's fair prospects, J.B. Hunt was upgraded to Outperform by Avondale
Partners. The firm also significantly raised its price target on the shares of
J.B. Hunt from 60 to 80. The Full Research Report on J.B. Hunt Transport
Services, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/1ef3_JBHT]

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Swift Transportation Co Research Report

Swift Transportation is also one of the companies using intermodals to fuel
its growth. The company added 2,500 intermodal containers to its fleet last
year, helping the company grow intermodal revenue by 40 percent. Earlier this
year, Moody's Investor Service upgraded Swift Transportation's corporate
family rating to B1 from B2. Furthermore, the company's senior secured first
lien bank credit facility raised two notches to Ba2 from B1. Moody's notes the
company's progress in margin growth, cash flow generation and deleveraging
during a period of stable demand. Going forward, Swift Transportation may
benefit from continued investment in intermodal transportation, lower
insurance costs and better fuel efficiency. The Full Research Report on Swift
Transportation Co - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/0f92_SWFT]

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Con-way Inc Research Report

Con-way highlights its consistent operational execution and low driver
turnover, factors that help the company deliver exceptional service while
effectively managing costs. These measures are being taken to help the company
further expand its margins in the coming year. Furthermore, like other
trucking companies, Con-way is being favored by analysts. Deutsche Bank
recently upgraded the company from Hold to Buy on improving manufacturing
activity and a strengthening housing market. The firm also noted
company-specific factors like better LTL performance and operational
investments. Separately, Fitch has affirmed the ratings of Con-Way's IDR at
BBB-, senior unsecured credit facility at BBB- and senior unsecured debt at
BBB-. The Rating Outlook is also stable for the company. This reflects
Con-way's strong less-than-truckload (LTL) segment and its solid liquidity
position. The Full Research Report on Con-way Inc - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/a821_CNW]

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Old Dominion Freight Line Research Report

Old Dominion is currently investing $95 million in real estate purchases and
expansion projects in 2013. The company states that by expanding its capacity,
it will be able to serve more customers and markets and drive top-line growth.
The company has recently relocated its Las Vegas and Cincinnati service
centers, expanded its Montana service center and opened a service center in
Tomah, Wisconsin. Aside from these, Old Dominion is investing $150 million for
tractors, trailers and other equipment and $25 million for technology. These
investments will be funded by cash flow from operations. Many are expecting
strong profitable growth in the coming years as a result of these investments.
The Full Research Report on Old Dominion Freight Line - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/b35e_ODFL]

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Werner Enterprises, Inc. Research Report

According to Todd Fowler, director and analyst at KeyBanc Capital Markets
Inc., there is a great potential for companies like Werner Enterprises to
deliver a surprisingly positive performance in the coming quarters, fueled by
gains in manufacturing and housing. Furthermore, he asserts that as the
trucking industry recovers, asset-heavy carriers offer more value for money
because their "fixed-cost structures provide more earnings leverage compared
to other companies that lease vehicles to other business and have higher
variable costs." Aside from favorable trends and a strong business model,
Werner Enterprises is diversifying its business to expand its Specialized
Services unit. Initiatives to improve truck and driver productivity may also
help the company perform well. Full Research Report on Werner Enterprises,
Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets -
is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/93da_WERN]

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