JBHT stock: buy or sell?

JBHT stock price: $101.79 -0.14% At close on August 22nd, 2019

Updated on:
August 22nd, 2019

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After climbing for 4 days, Thursday J.B. Hunt Transport Services stayed steady a tight -0.14%, closing at $101.79.

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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Check the only buy setup that matches with J.B. Hunt Transport Services stock now:

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MAYes
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo

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

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we gathered 15 ratings published for JBHT stock in the last month.

Is JBHT a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-7-8Morgan Stanleyn/aHold
2019-7-16Susquehanna Bancsharesn/an/a
2019-7-16Stifel Nicolausn/aHold
2019-7-16Stephensn/aOverweight
2019-7-16CowenMarket PerformMarket Perform
2019-7-16Cowenn/aMarket Perform
2019-7-11Credit Suisse GroupOutperformNeutral
2019-7-10Goldman Sachs Groupn/aBuy
2019-6-18UBS GroupBuyNeutral
2019-5-28Bank of AmericaBuyNeutral
2019-4-4BarclaysEqual WeightEqual Weight
2019-4-2Buckingham ResearchBuyBuy
2019-4-16Morgan StanleyEqual WeightEqual Weight
2019-2-14Deutsche Bankn/aBuy
2019-1-7Morgan StanleyEqual WeightEqual Weight

JBHT stock analysis

Daily outlook

After climbing for 4 sessions, Thursday J.B. Hunt Transport Services stayed steady a tight -0.14%, closing at $101.79.

After climbing for 4 sessions, Thursday J.B. Hunt Transport Services stayed stable a tight -0.14%, closing at $101.79. In the last 4 days when JBHT stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $3.77 (3.85%). JBHT marked a lower low and a lower high in the short term, defining a downward trend. Climbing above $102.20 would break this short term down trend and open possibilities for reversing this situation. Since August/21 when SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up, JBHT price gained $1.61 per share (1.61%).

JBHT stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

After sliding for 4 weeks, this week J.B. Hunt Transport Services soared a more than good 3.85%, closing at $101.79. By mid July JBHT climbed a super good 10.42% in just one week. After 4 weeks sliding, this week raised a 3.82%.

JBHT marked an uptrend of rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last top late July at $106.35, price slid and bounced up back from $93.65. Breaking down under $93.65 would cancel the current uptrend and it might test lower supports. Note that $106.35 might act as a resistance line. This week 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 $1.02 per share1. Since then, JBHT stock grew a 9,879.40%, with a yearly average of 282.30%. If you had invested $1,000 in JBHT stock in 1983, it would worth $98,794.00 today.

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

JBHT stock historical price chart

JBHT stock reached 52-week highs on September at $126.66, and all-time highs 2018-06-13 with a price of 130.18.

JBHT stock price target is $110.10

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. We have 12 price targets for J.B. Hunt Transport Services stock posted in the last month:
JBHT stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-7-8Morgan StanleySet Price Targetn/a$88.00-
2019-7-16Susquehanna BancsharesRaises Target$110.00$114.003.6%
2019-7-16Stifel NicolausRaises Target$95.00$104.009.5%
2019-7-16StephensRaises Target$107.00$110.002.8%
2019-7-16CowenReiterates$112.00$113.000.9%
2019-7-16CowenRaises Target$112.00$113.000.9%
2019-6-18UBS GroupDowngrades$121.00$96.00-20.7%
2019-4-4BarclaysLowers Target$128.00$120.00-6.3%
2019-4-2Buckingham ResearchLowers Target$132.00$130.00-1.5%
2019-4-16Morgan StanleyLowers Target$105.00$95.00-9.5%
2019-2-14Deutsche BankSet Price Targetn/a$125.00-
2019-1-7Morgan StanleyLowers Target$118.00$113.00-4.2%
(in average)$114.00$110.10-3.0%
Moving in a range from $130.00 and $88.00, the price forecast for JBHT stock is $110.10. In average, analysts' outlook on JBHT price forecast is negative, reducing the target by a -3.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

After publishing its last earnings report on April, J.B. Hunt Transport Services decreased an unpleasant -4.07%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
JBHT earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a0.88n/a
2017-Q32017-10-130.960.91-5.2%
2017-Q42018-01-180.930.87-6.5%
2018-Q12018-04-161.091.07-1.8%
2018-Q22018-07-161.281.377.0%
2018-Q32018-10-151.41.475.0%
2018-Q42019-01-171.481.7719.6%
2019-Q12019-04-151.31n/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual sales report draw an outstanding increase of 19.82% to $8,614.87 million USD. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, nonetheless, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) declined a -3.86% to 5.68%.

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 income $491.04 million dollars. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem J.B. Hunt Transport Services business evolution since December 2018: Annual sales up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, grew a slightly good 1.64%. By contrast, profit margin (net income/revenues) remained steady at 5.68%.

JBHT annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
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 reported $2,089.63 million in revenues 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 inched a 1.90% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 3.83%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, J.B. Hunt Transport Services sales marked a remarkable growth and rose a 7.26%.
JBHT quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
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 buy shares of a stock, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For J.B. Hunt Transport Services, 20.38% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of J.B. Hunt Transport Services stock, 73.54% 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 context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

JBHTARCBHUBGKNXKSU
Market cap$11.1 B$742.6 M$1.4 B$5.9 B$12.4 B
Total shares108.7 M25.5 M33.4 M173.1 M100.6 M
Float shares84.4 M24.8 M31.9 M123.9 M99.3 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)73.5%97.1%94.5%90.5%85.4%
  - Insider holdings (%)20.4%1.5%3.6%9.7%0.5%
Shares in short selling0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%

JBHT summary

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
Open$102.55
Close$101.79
Day range$100.94 - $102.55
Previous close$101.93
Session gain-0.14%
Average true range$2.85
50d mov avg$95.53
100d mov avg$95.25
200d mov avg$98.67
Daily patternlb06a
Weekly pattern lb03a

J.B. Hunt Transport Services performance

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We chose ArcBest, Hub, Knight Transportation, , Norfolk Souther, Old Dominion Freight Line, Ryder System and Werner Enterprises as the bechmarking frame for J.B. Hunt Transport Services stock.
Stock3m6m12m
JBHTJ.B. Hunt Transpo...14.33%-6.20%-16.96%
ARCBArcBest10.47%-21.15%-37.79%
HUBGHub6.23%-5.86%-18.39%
KNXKnight Transporta...13.66%1.67%4.48%
KSU2.26%11.34%9.77%
NSCNorfolk Souther-12.34%-4.30%1.32%
ODFLOld Dominion Frei...19.16%8.79%12.96%
RRyder System-8.37%-21.69%-34.92%
WERNWerner Enterprise...8.91%2.94%-1.54%

J.B. Hunt Transport Services competitors

One check before trading any stock is to review a list of its competitors, in this case for J.B. Hunt Transport Services. We chose 8 companies as J.B. Hunt Transport Services competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.

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