JBHT stock: buy or sell?
August 23rd, 2019
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides surface transportation and delivery services in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico.
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|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||Yes|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is J.B. Hunt Transport Services stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we detected 15 ratings published for JBHT stock in the last 30 days.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-7-16||Cowen||Market Perform||Market Perform|
|2019-7-11||Credit Suisse Group||Outperform||Neutral|
|2019-7-10||Goldman Sachs Group||n/a||Buy|
|2019-5-28||Bank of America||Buy||Neutral|
|2019-4-4||Barclays||Equal Weight||Equal Weight|
|2019-4-16||Morgan Stanley||Equal Weight||Equal Weight|
|2019-1-7||Morgan Stanley||Equal Weight||Equal Weight|
JBHT stock analysis
Shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services eased a godawful -2.60% and closed at $99.14.
Shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services eased a godawful -2.60% and closed at $99.14. Since price and SMA200d lines crossed up on Monday, JBHT climbed $1.12 (1.14%). Since Wednesday when SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up, JBHT price slipped $-1.04 per share (-1.04%).
After sliding for 4 weeks, this week J.B. Hunt Transport Services stepped up a tiny 1.14%, closing at $99.14. By mid July JBHT climbed an amazing 10.42% in just one week. This week broke a streak of 4 declining weeks.
JBHT shows a long term strength with several rising tops and rising bottoms. It left a new bottom at $93.65 last week. Previous top ($106.35) will play as a resistance in possible new gains. This week JBHT price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides.
JBHT stock price history
JBHT IPO was on November 22nd, 1983 at $1.02 per share1. Since then, JBHT stock surged a 9,619.60%, with an average of 274.80% per year. If you had invested right after JBHT's IPO a $1,000 in JBHT stock in 1983, it would worth $96,196.00 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 $110.10Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. 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. For the last 30 days we found 12 price targets for JBHT stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-7-8||Morgan Stanley||Set Price Target||n/a||$88.00||-|
|2019-7-16||Susquehanna Bancshares||Raises Target||$110.00||$114.00||3.6%|
|2019-7-16||Stifel Nicolaus||Raises Target||$95.00||$104.00||9.5%|
|2019-4-2||Buckingham Research||Lowers Target||$132.00||$130.00||-1.5%|
|2019-4-16||Morgan Stanley||Lowers Target||$105.00||$95.00||-9.5%|
|2019-2-14||Deutsche Bank||Set Price Target||n/a||$125.00||-|
|2019-1-7||Morgan Stanley||Lowers Target||$118.00||$113.00||-4.2%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareSince last April, when J.B. Hunt Transport Services posted its last earnings report, it depreciated an awful -6.57%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, J.B. Hunt Transport Services annual turnover climbed a super good 19.82% to $8,614.87 M USD from $7,189.57 marked in 2017. Nevertheless, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) slightly fell to 5.68%, that is $489.59 million. To have an updated picture of the financial situation of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual J.B. Hunt Transport Services TTM sales up to March 2019 were $8,756.26 and income was $491.04 million dollars. When comparing 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, stepped up a slightly good 1.64%. Nonetheless, profit margin (net income/sales) stayed constant at 5.68%.
|2013||$5,580 M||-||$342 M6.1%||-|
|2014||$6,165 M||10.49%||$375 M6.1%||9.47%|
|2015||$6,188 M||0.36%||$427 M6.9%||13.99%|
|2016||$6,555 M||5.94%||$432 M6.6%||1.14%|
|2017||$7,190 M||9.67%||$686 M9.5%||58.82%|
|2018||$8,615 M||19.82%||$490 M5.7%||-28.66%|
|TTM||$8,756 M||1.64%||$491 M5.6%||0.30%|
Quarterly financial resultsJ.B. Hunt Transport Services reported $2,089.63 million in sales for 2019-Q1, a -9.85% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $119.60 M with a profit margin of 5.72%. Profit margin gained 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 pretty good growth and escalated a 7.26%.
|2017-Q2||$1,730 M||-||$98 M5.7%||-|
|2017-Q3||$1,840 M||6.36%||$100 M5.5%||2.57%|
|2017-Q4||$1,990 M||8.16%||$385 M19.4%||283.81%|
|2018-Q1||$1,948 M||-2.11%||$118 M6.1%||-69.34%|
|2018-Q2||$2,139 M||9.79%||$152 M7.1%||28.36%|
|2018-Q3||$2,210 M||3.31%||$131 M5.9%||-13.55%|
|2018-Q4||$2,318 M||4.89%||$89 M3.8%||-32.36%|
|2019-Q1||$2,090 M||-9.85%||$120 M5.7%||34.87%|
J.B. Hunt Transport Services ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to check 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 20.38% of all shares.
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.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to J.B. Hunt Transport Services:
|Market cap||$10.8 B||$711.2 M||$1.4 B||$5.6 B||$12.0 B|
|Total shares||108.7 M||25.5 M||33.4 M||173.1 M||100.6 M|
|Float shares||84.4 M||24.8 M||31.9 M||123.9 M||99.3 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 selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, August 23rd, 2019|
|Day range||$98.34 - $101.62|
|Average true range||$2.71|
|50d mov avg||$95.72|
|100d mov avg||$95.22|
|200d mov avg||$98.63|
J.B. Hunt Transport Services performanceTo better understand J.B. Hunt Transport Services performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. In the following table, we compare J.B. Hunt Transport Services performance to ArcBest, Hub, Knight Transportation, , Norfolk Souther, Old Dominion Freight Line, Ryder System and Werner Enterprises:
|JBHTJ.B. Hunt Transpo...||11.36%||-8.64%||-19.12%|
|ODFLOld Dominion Frei...||14.92%||4.91%||8.94%|
J.B. Hunt Transport Services competitorsWe selected a few stocks to conform a list of J.B. Hunt Transport Services competitors to check if you are interested in investing in JBHT:
- ArcBest (ARCB)
- Hub (HUBG)
- Knight Transportation (KNX)
- Norfolk Souther (NSC)
- Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL)
- Ryder System (R)
- Werner Enterprises (WERN)
Latest JBHT stock news
- InvestorPlaceTrade of the Day: J.B. Hunt Transport Services (JBHT)August 23, 2018
- InvestorPlaceJ.B. Hunt Transport Services Stock Slips Despite Q2 Earnings BeatJuly 16, 2018