JBHT stock: buy or sell?

JBHT stock price: $99.14 -2.60% At close on August 23rd, 2019

Updated on:
August 23rd, 2019

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Shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services eased a godawful -2.60% and closed at $99.14.

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?

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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?

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.

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

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%).

JBHT stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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 chart (weekly)

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 $110.10

Predicting 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:
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 target is negative, downsizing the prediction by a -3.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since 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.
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

In 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%.

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 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%.
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 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:

JBHTARCBHUBGKNXKSU
Market cap$10.8 B$711.2 M$1.4 B$5.6 B$12.0 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

Friday, August 23rd, 2019
Open$101.55
Close$99.14
Day range$98.34 - $101.62
Previous close$101.79
Session gain-2.60%
Average true range$2.71
50d mov avg$95.72
100d mov avg$95.22
200d mov avg$98.63
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lb03a

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:
Stock3m6m12m
JBHTJ.B. Hunt Transpo...11.36%-8.64%-19.12%
ARCBArcBest5.81%-24.49%-40.41%
HUBGHub3.18%-8.56%-20.74%
KNXKnight Transporta...7.65%-3.70%-1.04%
KSU-0.81%8.00%6.48%
NSCNorfolk Souther-14.62%-6.78%-1.31%
ODFLOld Dominion Frei...14.92%4.91%8.94%
RRyder System-12.32%-25.07%-37.73%
WERNWerner Enterprise...4.88%-0.87%-5.19%

J.B. Hunt Transport Services competitors

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