JBHT stock: buy or sell?

JBHT stock price: $116.14 0.00% At close on November 19th, 2019

Updated on:
November 19th, 2019


J.B. Hunt Transport Services remained steady a tight 0.00% and closed at $116.14.

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?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Having a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

Currently, J.B. Hunt Transport Services stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

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 post 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
2019-9-11Loop CapitalBuyHold
2019-7-8Morgan Stanleyn/aHold
2019-7-16Susquehanna Bancsharesn/an/a
2019-7-16Stifel Nicolausn/aHold
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

JBHT stock analysis

Daily outlook

J.B. Hunt Transport Services remained constant a tight 0.00% and closed at $116.14.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services closed yesterday at $116.14 and remained stable a tight 0.00%. Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on Oct 21st, JBHT price climbed $0.81 per share (0.70%). Since last August when JBHT stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $18.33 (18.74%).

JBHT stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

J.B. Hunt Transport Services shares stayed steady 0.35% this week, ending at $116.14.

In a weekly time frame, J.B. Hunt Transport Services stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, JBHT might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . By mid October, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 5.48%. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up by mid August, JBHT climbed $18.33 (18.74%).

JBHT stock chart (weekly)

JBHT stock price history

JBHT stock went public on November 22nd, 1983 with a price of $0.001. Since then, JBHT stock grew a inf%, with an average of inf% per year. If you had invested $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/7 at $122.29, and all-time highs 2018-06-13 with a price of 129.89.

JBHT stock price target is $109.80

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. 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 11 price targets for JBHT stock published 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%
2019-7-16CowenRaises 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-
(in average)$113.60$109.80-3.0%
Moving in a range from $130.00 and $88.00, the price target for J.B. Hunt Transport Services stock is $109.80. In average, analysts' outlook on JBHT price target is negative, reducing the prediction by a -3.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

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

Annual financial results

In 2018, J.B. Hunt Transport Services annual sales rocketed an astounding 19.82% to $8,614.87 million dollars from $7,189.57 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, instead, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) slightly fell a -3.86% to 5.68%.

To have an up to date 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 turnover up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, grew a slightly fine 1.64%. Regarding profit margin, J.B. Hunt Transport Services remained steady -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 reported $2,089.63 million in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -9.85% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $119.60 M with a profit margin of 5.72%. Profit margin stepped up a 1.90% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 3.83%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, J.B. Hunt Transport Services sales marked an excellent growth and escalated 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 always 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$12.4 B$730.1 M$1.7 B$6.3 B$15.3 B
Total shares106.6 M25.5 M33.4 M170.7 M99.1 M
Float shares84.5 M24.8 M31.9 M122.3 M98.5 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

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
Day range$115.31 - $116.90
Previous close$116.14
Session gain0.00%
Average true range$2.15
50d mov avg$114.27
100d mov avg$106.96
200d mov avg$102.41
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt06a

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. 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...17.40%30.73%11.28%
KNXKnight Transporta...14.63%23.49%13.85%
NSCNorfolk Souther14.33%-2.39%19.80%
ODFLOld Dominion Frei...22.19%40.41%51.13%
RRyder System10.73%-2.91%-0.82%
WERNWerner Enterprise...21.19%27.08%26.13%

J.B. Hunt Transport Services competitors

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