JBHT stock: buy or sell?

JBHT stock price: $109.70 -0.24% At close on February 21st, 2020

Updated on:
February 21st, 2020


Shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services remained stable a disappointing -0.24% and closed at $109.70.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides surface transportation and delivery services in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Should I buy JBHT stock?

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None of our preferred buy setups matches with J.B. Hunt Transport Services stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This doesn't mean JBHT will fall in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems.

Is J.B. Hunt Transport Services stock a buy?

Financial institutions and banks publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for JBHT stock for the last 30 days.

JBHT stock analysis

Daily outlook

J.B. Hunt Transport Services ended on February 21st at $109.70 and remained steady a disappointing -0.24%.

Shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services closed on February 21st at $109.70 and remained stable a disappointing -0.24%. Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on October, JBHT price slid a -4.65%. Since price and SMA100d lines crossed down on Jan/27, JBHT fell $-5.73 per share (-4.96%).

JBHT stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

J.B. Hunt Transport Services stayed stable a bad -0.34% this week. Late January JBHT collapsed a chilling -7.21% in just one week.

The downtrend marked by JBHT has left consecutive falling peaks and bottoms. If the support holds the price, this might mark a double bottom shape and create a flat-base to reverse this downtrend. Since SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up by mid October 2019, JBHT price slid a -0.14%. By mid August 2019 JBHT price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.

JBHT stock chart (weekly)

JBHT stock price history

JBHT IPO was on November 22nd, 1983 at $0.00 per share1. Since then, JBHT stock grew a inf%, with an average of inf% per year. If you had invested right after JBHT's IPO a $1,000 in JBHT stock in 1983, it would worth $inf today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

JBHT stock historical price chart

JBHT stock reached 52-week highs on November at $122.00, and all-time highs 2018-06-13 with a price of 129.58.

JBHT stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last 30 days we have not detected any price target for J.B. Hunt Transport Services stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After publishing its last earnings report on April, J.B. Hunt Transport Services . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
JBHT earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw an extraordinary growth of 19.82% to $8,614.87 M dollars. Nonetheless, its income margin (compared to sales) depreciated to 5.68%, that is $489.59 million.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services presents anual results in December, and to evaluate its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, J.B. Hunt Transport Services TTM sales up to March 2019 were $8,756.26 and earnings $491.04 M USD. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review J.B. Hunt Transport Services business evolution since December 2018: Annual revenues up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, stepped up a tiny 1.64%. Regarding profit margin, J.B. Hunt Transport Services remained constant -0.08% to 5.68%

JBHT annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$5,580 M-$342 M6.1%-
2014$6,165 M10.49%$375 M6.1%9.47%
2015$6,188 M0.36%$427 M6.9%13.99%
2016$6,555 M5.94%$432 M6.6%1.14%
2017$7,190 M9.67%$686 M9.5%58.82%
2018$8,615 M19.82%$490 M5.7%-28.66%
TTM $8,756 M1.64%$491 M5.6%0.30%

Quarterly financial results

J.B. Hunt Transport Services posted $2,089.63 M in sales for 2019-Q1, a -9.85% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $119.60 million with a profit margin of 5.72%. Profit margin grew a 1.90% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 3.83%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, J.B. Hunt Transport Services sales marked a pretty good increase and soared a 7.26%.
JBHT quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$1,730 M-$98 M5.7%-
2017-Q3$1,840 M6.36%$100 M5.5%2.57%
2017-Q4$1,990 M8.16%$385 M19.4%283.81%
2018-Q1$1,948 M-2.11%$118 M6.1%-69.34%
2018-Q2$2,139 M9.79%$152 M7.1%28.36%
2018-Q3$2,210 M3.31%$131 M5.9%-13.55%
2018-Q4$2,318 M4.89%$89 M3.8%-32.36%
2019-Q1$2,090 M-9.85%$120 M5.7%34.87%

J.B. Hunt Transport Services ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's worth to review its ownership structure.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 20.63% of all shares.

In case of J.B. Hunt Transport Services stock, 77.91% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for JBHT stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

Market cap$11.7 B
Total shares106.2 M
Float shares83.9 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)77.9%
  - Insider holdings (%)20.6%
Shares in short selling0.0%

JBHT summary

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Day range$108.45 - $110.03
Previous close$109.96
Session gain-0.24%
Average true range$2.64
50d mov avg$114.29
100d mov avg$114.31
200d mov avg$106.00
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt02a

J.B. Hunt Transport Services performance

To better understand J.B. Hunt Transport Services performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. For J.B. Hunt Transport Services, the benchmark is made against .
JBHTJ.B. Hunt Transpo...-5.46%11.16%1.55%

J.B. Hunt Transport Services competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as J.B. Hunt Transport Services competitor. This doesn't mean J.B. Hunt Transport Services does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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