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

+0.17 (+0.10%)
(As of 04/23/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
980,161 shs
Average Volume
838,542 shs
Market Capitalization
$17.31 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

J.B. Hunt Transport Services MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.63 Rating Score
15.9% Upside
$194.24 Price Target
Short Interest
3.11% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.45mentions of J.B. Hunt Transport Services in the last 14 days
Based on 56 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$4.31 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $6.76 to $8.72 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.

4.68 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

9th out of 110 stocks

Trucking, Except Local Industry

1st out of 13 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.

JBHT Stock Price History

JBHT Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 2/23 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Trucking, except local
Current Symbol
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

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Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
16 Analysts


Net Income
$728.29 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$12.83 billion
Cash Flow
$14.20 per share
Book Value
$39.79 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$17.27 billion

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


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

  • The stock has a consistent track record of increasing dividends, providing investors with a steady income stream.
  • Recent insider activity, such as directors buying shares, can indicate confidence in the company's future performance.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services has a strong market capitalization of $20.13 billion, indicating stability and size in the market.
  • The company's PE ratio of 27.96 suggests that the stock may be undervalued compared to its earnings potential.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services has a solid quick ratio of 1.15, indicating its ability to meet short-term obligations.


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

  • The company's revenue for the quarter was down 9.6% on a year-over-year basis, indicating a decline in performance.
  • The stock's current price of $194.88 is below its 50-day moving average of $202.98, suggesting a short-term downward trend.
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Services has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, which may pose some financial risk to investors.
  • The company's payout ratio of 24.68% may limit future growth opportunities or reinvestment in the business.
  • While the company has a one-year high of $219.51, the stock is currently trading closer to its one-year low of $164.39, indicating potential volatility.
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 Saturday, April 13, 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 research 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 research 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 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for J.B. Hunt Transport Services' stock. Their JBHT share price targets range from $165.00 to $215.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $194.24 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 15.9% 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 beginning of 2024. Since then, JBHT stock has decreased by 16.1% and is now trading at $167.55.
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Are investors shorting J.B. Hunt Transport Services?

J.B. Hunt Transport Services saw a increase in short interest in 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 sold short.
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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, July 16th 2024.
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How were J.B. Hunt Transport Services' earnings last quarter?

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 18th. The transportation company reported $1.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.74 by $0.27. The transportation company had revenue of $3.30 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.29 billion. J.B. Hunt Transport Services had a net margin of 5.25% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 16.25%. J.B. Hunt Transport Services's quarterly revenue was down 9.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.92 EPS.
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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 announced 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 8th. This is an increase 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 1.03%. 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 27.30%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, JBHT will have a dividend payout ratio of 19.72% 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Hexagon Capital Partners LLC (0.37%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.23%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.20%), Running Oak Capital LLC (0.05%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.04%) and West Coast Financial LLC (0.03%). 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 4/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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