Matson (NYSE:MATX)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

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Member Avatar Trentbridge (48.30) Submitted: 3/7/2016 7:42:21 PM : Outperform Start Price: $39.19 MATX Score: -5.12

Hawaii - USA West Coast - a shipping industry route with the Jones Act moat. You can't trade between the Islands and USA unless you have USA containerships..low bunker fuel costs and growing Hawaiian economy makes this a safe harbor for your money...

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Member Avatar murphydevani (70.28) Submitted: 8/19/2015 8:57:23 AM : Outperform Start Price: $40.08 MATX Score: -2.32

Target $43 - $45

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Member Avatar MoCoInvester (58.76) Submitted: 6/18/2015 10:12:33 AM : Outperform Start Price: $41.60 MATX Score: -4.36

Expanding into the Alaska market with Horizon Lines acquisition makes strategic sense. They now can cover the Pacific, Dutch Harbor to Guam and beyond. Expects approximately $0.35 to $0.45 of annual EPS accretion. Yet the slowdown in the world economy could be a substantial headwind.

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Member Avatar TMFSpiffyPop (99.59) Submitted: 6/12/2015 2:10:41 PM : Underperform Start Price: $40.78 MATX Score: +3.54

It's had a great run but doesn't strike me as an excellent company; strikes me as a slightly above average company with extreme economic tailwinds and we might be a bit high in the cycle. Also, the company is benefiting from the Jones Act, which keeps out foreign competition -- but that could be repealed and in general I don't favor businesses that can operate less efficiently by fiat. Plus, I want a few more red thumbs. Underperform (though not stated with high confidence or any animus).

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Member Avatar Lightfootva (< 20) Submitted: 7/1/2014 8:57:02 PM : Outperform Start Price: $26.54 MATX Score: +40.60

Facing competitor is struggling in market. Likely will shut down or will be acquired. Matson is well positioned to capitalize on opportunities. stock will appreciate into the $40's within 12 months.

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Member Avatar phatchips767 (< 20) Submitted: 7/14/2012 2:44:42 PM : Outperform Start Price: $22.74 MATX Score: +17.41

a spinnoff of ALEX.

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