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NASDAQ:JBHT

J.B. Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$185.47
-3.66 (-1.94%)
(As of 04/12/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$184.07
$187.29
50-Day Range
$188.19
$218.78
52-Week Range
$164.39
$219.51
Volume
745,484 shs
Average Volume
760,843 shs
Market Capitalization
$19.16 billion
P/E Ratio
26.61
Dividend Yield
0.93%
Price Target
$205.56

J.B. Hunt Transport Services MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.63 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
10.8% Upside
$205.56 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
3.11% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-7.26
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.25mentions of J.B. Hunt Transport Services in the last 14 days
Based on 6 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$4.31 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
22.75%
From $7.65 to $9.39 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.67 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

76th out of 336 stocks

Trucking, Except Local Industry

13th out of 33 stocks

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About J.B. Hunt Transport Services Stock (NASDAQ:JBHT)

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. provides surface transportation, delivery, and logistic services in the United States. It operates through five segments: Intermodal (JBI), Dedicated Contract Services (DCS), Integrated Capacity Solutions (ICS), Final Mile Services (FMS), and Truckload (JBT). The JBI segment offers intermodal freight solutions. It operates 118,171 pieces of company-owned trailing equipment; owns and maintains its chassis fleet of 100,825 units; and manages a fleet of 5,944 company-owned tractors, 436 independent contractor trucks, and 7,567 company drivers. The DCS segment designs, develops, and executes supply chain solutions that support various transportation networks. As of December 31, 2023, it operated 12,574 company-owned trucks, 674 customer-owned trucks, and 4 contractor trucks. The company also operates 27,194 owned pieces of trailing equipment and 5,406 customer-owned trailers. The ICS segment provides freight brokerage and transportation logistics solutions; flatbed, refrigerated, expedited, and less-than-truckload, as well as dry-van and intermodal solutions; online multimodal marketplace; and logistics management for customers to outsource their transportation functions. The FMS segment offers delivery services through 1,166 company-owned trucks, 225 customer-owned trucks, and 20 independent contractor trucks; and 1,212 owned pieces of trailing equipment and 102 customer-owned trailers. The JBT segment provides dry-van freight services by utilizing tractors and trailers operating over roads and highways through 27 company-owned tractors and 13,561 company-owned trailers. It also transports or arranges for the transportation of freight, such as general merchandise, specialty consumer items, appliances, forest and paper products, food and beverages, building materials, soaps and cosmetics, automotive parts, agricultural products, electronics, and chemicals. The company was incorporated in 1961 and is headquartered in Lowell, Arkansas.

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
1/18/2024
Ex-Dividend for 2/23 Dividend
2/08/2024
Dividend Payable
2/23/2024
Today
4/12/2024
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
4/16/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Trucking, except local
Sub-Industry
Trucking
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:JBHT
CUSIP
44565810
Employees
8,756
Year Founded
1961

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$205.56
High Stock Price Target
$234.00
Low Stock Price Target
$165.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+10.8%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.63
Research Coverage
16 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$728.29 million
Pretax Margin
7.29%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$12.83 billion
Cash Flow
$14.01 per share
Book Value
$39.79 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
101,129,000
Market Cap
$19.16 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.11

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Should I Buy J.B. Hunt Transport Services Stock? JBHT Pros and Cons Explained

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.:

  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services stock has been trading up, showing positive momentum in the market.
  • The company recently increased its dividend, indicating financial stability and potential for income generation for investors.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services has a diversified business model with multiple segments, reducing risk exposure.
  • The company has a strong return on equity of 18.40%, showcasing efficient use of shareholder funds.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services operates in the trucking industry, which is essential for the economy and has consistent demand.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. for these reasons:

  • The company's revenue was down 9.6% on a year-over-year basis, indicating a potential decline in business performance.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services missed analysts' consensus estimates for EPS in the last quarter, which could impact investor confidence.
  • The stock's current PE ratio of 28.02 may suggest it is overvalued compared to industry peers.
  • There was insider selling of company stock, which could be perceived as a lack of confidence in future growth prospects.
  • Market volatility and economic uncertainties could affect the trucking industry, impacting J.B. Hunt Transport Services' operations.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these J.B. Hunt Transport Services pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

JBHT Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell J.B. Hunt Transport Services stock right now?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for J.B. Hunt Transport Services in the last twelve months. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" JBHT shares.
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What is J.B. Hunt Transport Services' stock price target for 2024?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price targets for J.B. Hunt Transport Services' shares. Their JBHT share price targets range from $165.00 to $234.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $205.56 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.8% from the stock's current price.
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How have JBHT shares performed in 2024?

J.B. Hunt Transport Services' stock was trading at $199.74 at the start of the year. Since then, JBHT stock has decreased by 7.1% and is now trading at $185.47.
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Are investors shorting J.B. Hunt Transport Services?

J.B. Hunt Transport Services saw a increase in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 2,570,000 shares, an increase of 28.5% from the March 15th total of 2,000,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 764,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.4 days. Approximately 3.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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When is J.B. Hunt Transport Services' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 16th 2024.
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How can I listen to J.B. Hunt Transport Services' earnings call?

J.B. Hunt Transport Services will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, April 16th at 5:00 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were J.B. Hunt Transport Services' earnings last quarter?

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 18th. The transportation company reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.74 by $0.27. The transportation company earned $3.30 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.29 billion. J.B. Hunt Transport Services had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 18.40% and a net margin of 5.68%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 9.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.92 earnings per share.
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How often does J.B. Hunt Transport Services pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for J.B. Hunt Transport Services?

J.B. Hunt Transport Services declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.43 per share on Friday, February 23rd. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.93%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 8th. This is a positive change from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.42.
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Is J.B. Hunt Transport Services a good dividend stock?

J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT) pays an annual dividend of $1.72 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.91%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 21 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 24.68%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, JBHT will have a dividend payout ratio of 18.32% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What is John N. Roberts III's approval rating as J.B. Hunt Transport Services' CEO?

756 employees have rated J.B. Hunt Transport Services Chief Executive Officer John N. Roberts III on Glassdoor.com. John N. Roberts III has an approval rating of 86% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of J.B. Hunt Transport Services own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other J.B. Hunt Transport Services investors own include Intel (INTC), NVIDIA (NVDA), Visa (V), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Micron Technology (MU), AbbVie (ABBV), Walt Disney (DIS), QUALCOMM (QCOM) and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

Who are J.B. Hunt Transport Services' major shareholders?

J.B. Hunt Transport Services' stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Running Oak Capital LLC (0.05%), Czech National Bank (0.01%), Lloyd Advisory Services LLC. (0.01%), Banque Cantonale Vaudoise (0.00%), Park Avenue Securities LLC (0.00%) and Perpetual Ltd (0.00%). Insiders that own company stock include Alfred C Harper, Bradley W Hicks, Brian Webb, Darren P Field, Darren P Field, David Keefauver, Earl Wayne Garrison, Eric Mcgee, Gary Charles George, James K Thompson, Jennifer Boattini, Joe Bob Perkins, John Kuhlow, Kevin Bracy, Nicholas Hobbs, Patrick J Ottensmeyer, Sharilyn S Gasaway, Shelley Simpson, Spencer Frazier and Stuart Lockard Scott.
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How do I buy shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services?

Shares of JBHT stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does J.B. Hunt Transport Services have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services: Cory 1st Choice Home Delivery, J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. a Georgia corporation, Mass Movement, RDI Logistics, Special Logistics, and Zenith Global Logistics.
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This page (NASDAQ:JBHT) was last updated on 4/12/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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