World Fuel Services The fuel logistics company is scheduled to report its fourth-quarter results on Thursday. Analysts, on average, anticipate earnings of 69 cents a share on $9.25 billion in revenue. "World Fuel Services benefits from solid volume growth, its ability to enter new markets, gross profit per gallon holding at strong levels, and as it is viewed positively by providers and customers for its ability to provide liquidity to customers under a strong risk managed profile," Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts wrote in a report Tuesday. "Its 3 segments should post improving volume targets, led by Aviation at 1.07 billion gallons, Land at 717 million gallons, and Marine at 6.6 million metric tons." Shares of World Fuel Services hit a 52-week high of $48.09 on Tuesday. The stock's 52-week low of $29.53 was set on Aug. 9. World Fuel Services has a forward P/E of 15.73; the average for transportation services companies is 15.29. For comparison, Ryder System ( R) has a lower forward P/E of 11.18; Air Lease's ( AL) forward P/E is 18.25. Five of the six analysts who cover World Fuel Services rated it buy; one rated it hold. TheStreet Ratings gives World Fuel Services a B+ grade with a buy rating and $61.95 price target. The stock has increased 13.82% year to date.