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Arkansas Best: Warming Up or Cooling Off?

Together, we are all trying to build our fortunes by finding well-run companies at bargain-basement prices. But it takes work to scour earnings reports, scrutinize key data, and assess the competition.

To help you out, we've created a screen based on the massive data aggregated from the more than 165,000 investors competing on our Motley Fool CAPS platform. Each quarter, we check in on select companies after they file a 10-Q and track community sentiment to help you see how your company is doing.

Here's our CAPS community's sentiment on Arkansas Best(Nasdaq: ABFS) both for this quarter and last (for comparison), as well as opinions on some related companies.

Metric Arkansas Best Heartland Express (Nasdaq:HTLD) Vitran(Nasdaq:VTNC) Norfolk Southern(NYSE: NSC)
This Quarter (8/5/2010):
Price: $22.16 $15.94 $10.00 $57.92
% of Members Rating Outperform 82% 89% 73% 98%
% of All-Star Members Rating Outperform 78% 84% 71% 99%
CAPS Rating (out of 5) ** ***   *****
Last Quarter (5/7/2010):
Price: $27.09 $15.56 $13.54 $54.88
% of Members Rating Outperform 77% 89% 70% 98%
% of All-Star Members Rating Outperform 76% 86% 78% 98%
CAPS Rating (out of 5) ** ***   *****

Source: Motley Fool CAPS. Dates given are the posting dates of Arkansas Best's most recent quarterly and/or annual reports to the SEC's website. Percentages are calculated from the number of members rating each company.

A change in the community's approval (signified by four- and five-star ratings) or disapproval (one- and two-star ratings) could indicate that further research is in order. To help make your research easier…

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