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Giving transportation stocks some love — Great Quarter, Guys

Who is a heavy favorite to the analysts right now?

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The Knight-Swift decision to acquire LTL company AAA Cooper was huge for the truckload carrier and also led to some ripple effects in shipping stocks. 

On this episode of Great Quarter, Guys, Andrew Cox talks to Deutsche Bank’s Amit Mehrotra about why Mehrotra favors Knight-Swift stock and what other companies he thinks are leading the pack. He also explains if he remains bullish on the outlook for the rest of 2021.

Before Mehrotra, FreightWaves Lead Economist Anthony Smith joins the show as co-host for a round of “You Care or Nah?” featuring questions about Nike’s potential shortages, the rise of private-label branding lines and DHL’s decision to use cargo drones. 

Cox and Smith also discuss the latest in retail sales numbers and how the employment landscape is measuring up with consumer confidence and quit rates. 

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Kaylee Nix

Kaylee Nix is a meteorologist and reporter for FreightWaves. She joined the company in November of 2020 after spending two years as a broadcast meteorologist for a local television channel in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Kaylee graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2018 and immediately made the Tennessee Valley her home. Kaylee creates written summaries of FreightWaves live podcasts and cultivates the social media for FreightWaves TV.