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The future of Xpo

As a current employee do you think Xpo LTL as it operates now will survive in the long haul ?

  • Yes

    Votes: 20 24.4%
  • No

    Votes: 62 75.6%

  • Total voters
    82

BIG R GUY

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I think the one thing some don’t realize, is that many of their terminal level management, are hired,not because they have any previous transportation experience, but some management experience, and are thrown into the same work environment as new dock workers, and are overwhelmed with it. I suspect the turnover for them is close to the same as their managers,and FOS people.
 
I think the one thing some don’t realize, is that many of their terminal level management, are hired,not because they have any previous transportation experience, but some management experience, and are thrown into the same work environment as new dock workers, and are overwhelmed with it. I suspect the turnover for them is close to the same as their managers,and FOS people.
These days a college degree is more important than practical experience
 
With all do respect. If Jacobs knows what he is doing why has the company been so poorly run too this point ? Do refer to the stock price as the gauge of doing well ? Do you think the customers feel the company is being run well ? I am not questioning your standards just trying to find what your basing how you feel he knows what he doing.

You see a lot of people are basing there income and livelihood for their families on the fact he knows what he’s doing , for their sake let’s hope your right.

If you think Jacobs knows what he’s doing just because he’s wealthy I would have too strongly disagree. Many people become wealthy from ways that are not always a benefit to others .
Jacobs has sucked the money out of the company and will be leaving soon. Brooks found out, and that is why he left.
 

OV-10

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Whoops . Tough day

Xpo stock price
80.10 USD −6.61 (7.62%)today
Closed: Nov 3, 6:48 PM EDT • Disclaimer
After hours 80.08 −0.020 (0.025%)
 

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Whoops . Tough day

Xpo stock price
80.10 USD −6.61 (7.62%)today
Closed: Nov 3, 6:48 PM EDT • Disclaimer
After hours 80.08 −0.020 (0.025%)


Yep. Highlights ? Apparently Brooks is gone with good reason. Jacobs is very disappointed. He set his baby XGO up for success. The market cap for XGO is over a billion dollars more than XPO. But he did manage to pay down $1.7 billion of XPO debt. That’s pretty cool. But XPO is still not investment grade. And Jacobs needs to get XPO there to maximize his return.

Purchase transportation was down 2%. Mostly because there was none available.

Terminals are at 15% capacity. Some are swamped. Others are empty. But there is room to do more within the system.

Rates are going up. A lot. Inflation has attacked the company. Everything costs more. That cost most be passed on.
 

OV-10

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Yep. Highlights ? Apparently Brooks is gone with good reason. Jacobs is very disappointed. He set his baby XGO up for success. The market cap for XGO is over a billion dollars more than XPO. But he did manage to pay down $1.7 billion of XPO debt. That’s pretty cool. But XPO is still not investment grade. And Jacobs needs to get XPO there to maximize his return.

Purchase transportation was down 2%. Mostly because there was none available.

Terminals are at 15% capacity. Some are swamped. Others are empty. But there is room to do more within the system.

Rates are going up. A lot. Inflation has attacked the company. Everything costs more. That cost most be passed on.
Some excellent points in this post. Jacobs just has to somehow boost Xpo stock to a point he needs to make his cash out. It’s going to be interesting to say the least.
 

Razorblade

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In a recent ( this week ) Xpo information television made a point to show the Xpo stock started at $7 a share and is now $87 . That was shown as an example of Xpo’s health. The problem as I see it this is the main focus if not soul focus. Everything is about the stock cost cutting to push it higher.
NEWSFLASH!!!!
Profitability is what capitalism is about. Stock prices reflect corporate efficiency, productivity and profits.
Employees are simply tools of production. You are there to make money for the owners. Your time and talent are bought and paid for. The company owes you nothing more. Instead of complaining about shareholders, become one. It doesn't require a lot of money. Transportation mutual funds are out there for a minimal initial investment and you can add as little as $100.00.
 

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In a recent ( this week ) Xpo information television made a point to show the Xpo stock started at $7 a share and is now $87 . That was shown as an example of Xpo’s health. The problem as I see it this is the main focus if not soul focus. Everything is about the stock cost cutting to push it higher.
How dare you want more? During a driver shortage you should take less....at least that is how my friend feels....except he wants medicare for all because his wife pays too much for health insurance....so much for the capitalism he loves to preach about....I told him he should buy stock in these profitable insurance companies....no reply to that.....
 

OV-10

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Stock prices reflect corporate efficiency, productivity and profits.
This is not the case . It is the Investors perception of the 3 . Companies can mislead investors as to the day to day conditions that exsist. Xpo is a prime example. Well, you say the numbers can’t lie. That’s where you would be wrong. Jacobs has been starving the operation of needed equipment, the maintenance of existing equipment and suppressing driver compensation. This leads to numbers that look fantastic! The catch is the degradation of operations will not show for sometime later. I am not even the slightest bit oppressed to Capitalism in a healthy form. What we are seeing as workers is the “real” healthy of the company and not what “shorterm“ investors see. Health companies go for long term growth and reinvestment. This is not the case with Xpo.
If you want to purchase stock for a quick gain than maybe Xpo stock is your vehicle. If you want a long term investment that pays over the long haul it’s my opinion it’s not.
The stock market investor of today is a much different breed than that of 30 yrs ago. Today the stock market is full of uneducated day traders who are playing stocks like a casino. Wiley CEO’s like Jacobs know this . They can pull the wool over the eyes of these investors and for that matter some institutional investors who don’t do their due diligence. It’s MUCH easier these days to artificially boost stock price with today’s social media that ever before.
 
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Razorblade

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This is not the case . It is the Investors perception of the 3 . Companies can mislead investors as to the day to day conditions that exsist. Xpo is a prime example. Well, you say the numbers can’t lie. That’s where you would be wrong. Jacobs has been starving the operation of needed equipment, the maintenance of existing equipment and suppressing driver compensation. This leads to numbers that look fantastic! The catch is the degradation of operations will not show for sometime later. I am not even the slightest bit oppressed to Capitalism in a healthy form. What we are seeing as workers is the “real” healthy of the company and not what “shorterm“ investors see. Health companies go for long term growth and reinvestment. This is not the case with Xpo.
If you want to purchase stock for a quick gain than maybe Xpo stock is your vehicle. If you want a long term investment that pays over the long haul it’s my opinion it’s not.
The stock market investor of today is a much different breed than that of 30 yrs ago. Today the stock market is full of uneducated day traders who are playing stocks like a casino. Wiley CEO’s like Jacobs know this . They can pull the wool over the eyes of these investors and for that matter some institutional investors who don’t do their due diligence. It’s MUCH easier these days to artificially boost stock price with today’s social media that ever before.
None of that is true. The stock market today is 90%+ institutional buyer driven. Investment banks, mutual funds, IRA managers, 401K plans and retirement funds. The retail investor, individuals and day traders, who make their own buying decisions are a very small part of the buying pool and an even smaller part of the total money that moves on a day to day basis.
Nobody gets rich by timing the market. Anyone with patience and discipline can make money in securities. Start as early as possible putting money into an index fund on a monthly basis, never looking at the share price. If the price is up, you have made money. If the price is down, you are buying more shares per dollar. It's called dollar cost averaging. over a period of years the compounding earns you more and more money. You reach a point where you can let the money grow and just pull out the profits.
 

Steward of the Rock

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None of that is true. The stock market today is 90%+ institutional buyer driven. Investment banks, mutual funds, IRA managers, 401K plans and retirement funds. The retail investor, individuals and day traders, who make their own buying decisions are a very small part of the buying pool and an even smaller part of the total money that moves on a day to day basis.
Nobody gets rich by timing the market. Anyone with patience and discipline can make money in securities. Start as early as possible putting money into an index fund on a monthly basis, never looking at the share price. If the price is up, you have made money. If the price is down, you are buying more shares per dollar. It's called dollar cost averaging. over a period of years the compounding earns you more and more money. You reach a point where you can let the money grow and just pull out the profits.
Blade, you do of course know that you are giving money advice to man that is probably worth more than you (OV-10). Maybe you should be asking him for his advice instead of giving it without being asked. Just my opinion though. Carry on.
 

OV-10

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None of that is true. The stock market today is 90%+ institutional buyer driven. Investment banks, mutual funds, IRA managers, 401K plans and retirement funds. The retail investor, individuals and day traders, who make their own buying decisions are a very small part of the buying pool and an even smaller part of the total money that moves on a day to day basis.
Nobody gets rich by timing the market. Anyone with patience and discipline can make money in securities. Start as early as possible putting money into an index fund on a monthly basis, never looking at the share price. If the price is up, you have made money. If the price is down, you are buying more shares per dollar. It's called dollar cost averaging. over a period of years the compounding earns you more and more money. You reach a point where you can let the money grow and just pull out the profits.
It’s believed that 20 % of the market is individuals and day traders not 10%. That 20% can move an individual stock price pretty significantly When they are motivated by misinformed market analysis and speculation. Just look at Game stop. If enough press is put out by a company such as Xpo does about awards they win , tech buys ect. It can move a stock price. Jacobs is a master at this art. watch Xpo stock compared to it peer stocks in transportation . Xpo has a larger daily swing than it’s peers . This is that 20% trying to take daily profits . I’m no stock guru but that’s my take. I do recognize you point on institutional buyers being the majority however. The 20% are very influential in the market in general though . Technology has made it much easier for individuals to do so.
Real money is made in stock investments if done correctly much more the investing in funds. That being said for the average investor your advice on dollar cost averaging in an indexed mutual fund probably is the best route and more secure over time. However real wealth is created in individual stocks . Also for the record I do not Day Trade.
 
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Razorblade

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Blade, you do of course know that you are giving money advice to man that is probably worth more than you (OV-10). Maybe you should be asking him for his advice instead of giving it without being asked. Just my opinion though. Carry on.
Assumes facts not in evidence.
Quick edit. I just checked my mutual fund only T. Rowe Price account. YTD increase 23.85%. You can check it out if you doubt me. I only hold 2 mutual funds. Equity Index 500 (preix) and Blue Chip Growth Fund (trbcx)
I can't get on The Optum Bank site to check the Health Savings account to check those earnings but they should be about the same. Still just 2 funds, T. Rowe Blue Chip Growth Fund and a Vanguard S&P Fund. The management fees are a bit higher for the HSA account but the tax savings are better.
Even after pulling profits out of the non retirement accounts at T. Rowe Price each year my net worth has nearly doubled in 3 years. Everyone should consider taking financial advice from me.
 
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Assumes facts not in evidence.
Quick edit. I just checked my mutual fund only T. Rowe Price account. YTD increase 23.85%. You can check it out if you doubt me. I only hold 2 mutual funds. Equity Index 500 (preix) and Blue Chip Growth Fund (trbcx)
I can't get on The Optum Bank site to check the Health Savings account to check those earnings but they should be about the same. Still just 2 funds, T. Rowe Blue Chip Growth Fund and a Vanguard S&P Fund. The management fees are a bit higher for the HSA account but the tax savings are better.
Even after pulling profits out of the non retirement accounts at T. Rowe Price each year my net worth has nearly doubled in 3 years. Everyone should consider taking financial advice from me.
I will give you that, you do seem to have a decent grip on financial matters....but I would never, ever take advice from you concerning unions specifically or employment in general because your dialogue always goes back to everyone should take less....you look at every situation through the lense of an investor and not as the working guy you once were so long ago.....
 

Razorblade

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I will give you that, you do seem to have a decent grip on financial matters....but I would never, ever take advice from you concerning unions specifically or employment in general because your dialogue always goes back to everyone should take less....you look at every situation through the lense of an investor and not as the working guy you once were so long ago.....
I won't argue that either. The labor movement of "so long ago" has accomplished what it set out to do. All of the original goals are now federal labor laws. The pendulum seems to have swung the other way. Labor demands are now costing American jobs. Technology has made labor a global commodity. Between actual labor costs and government mandates, good jobs that support families are gone. The Textile Workers Union is a prime example as is the Teamsters.
Demonizing corporate America and demanding that profits belong to employees is what is killing unions and costing jobs. That was easy and doable after World War 2. The United States was the only strong viable economy. Companies could produce junk, pay skilled wages to unskilled workers and still make outrageous profits. It took 30 years but the world caught up and became competitive. GM laughed at Honda and Toyota. They are not laughing now. The closed textile mills in the south are now building Kia and Hyundai. Chrysler is now an Italian company.
 

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I won't argue that either. The labor movement of "so long ago" has accomplished what it set out to do. All of the original goals are now federal labor laws. The pendulum seems to have swung the other way. Labor demands are now costing American jobs. Technology has made labor a global commodity. Between actual labor costs and government mandates, good jobs that support families are gone. The Textile Workers Union is a prime example as is the Teamsters.
Demonizing corporate America and demanding that profits belong to employees is what is killing unions and costing jobs. That was easy and doable after World War 2. The United States was the only strong viable economy. Companies could produce junk, pay skilled wages to unskilled workers and still make outrageous profits. It took 30 years but the world caught up and became competitive. GM laughed at Honda and Toyota. They are not laughing now. The closed textile mills in the south are now building Kia and Hyundai. Chrysler is now an Italian company.
I would expect nothing less of your "I got mine so screw the rest of you." mentality.....You got yours working a union job, made good money and now you have turned into the investor class who says screw all the workers they don't deserve anything......unbelievable that you claim you grew up poor, but no empathy for people trying to move up through hard work...disgraceful...
 
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