Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact J. B. Hunt (NASDAQ:JBHT) Stock Price

News articles about J. B. Hunt (NASDAQ:JBHT) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. J. B. Hunt earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 45.8397207806104 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

J. B. Hunt (NASDAQ JBHT) opened at $114.92 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $12,617.38, a P/E ratio of 18.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a current ratio of 1.45, a quick ratio of 1.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. J. B. Hunt has a fifty-two week low of $83.35 and a fifty-two week high of $126.49.

J. B. Hunt (NASDAQ:JBHT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 18th. The transportation company reported $3.48 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.03 by $2.45. The company had revenue of $1.99 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.93 billion. J. B. Hunt had a net margin of 9.55% and a return on equity of 27.32%. J. B. Hunt’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.05 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that J. B. Hunt will post 5.27 earnings per share for the current year.

Several brokerages recently commented on JBHT. BidaskClub upgraded shares of J. B. Hunt from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of J. B. Hunt from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $138.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Cowen reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $124.00 price target (down previously from $127.00) on shares of J. B. Hunt in a research note on Monday, January 29th. Stephens reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $140.00 price target on shares of J. B. Hunt in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Finally, Loop Capital reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $145.00 price objective on shares of J. B. Hunt in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $120.45.

In related news, Director Earl Wayne Garrison sold 21,344 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $125.79, for a total value of $2,684,861.76. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Johnnie B. Hunt, Jr. sold 2,328 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $121.00, for a total transaction of $281,688.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 70,697 shares in the company, valued at $8,554,337. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 4.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About J. B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc is a surface transportation, delivery, and logistics company in North America. The Company segments include Intermodal (JBI), Dedicated Contract Services (DCS), Integrated Capacity Solutions (ICS) and Truck (JBT). The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides transportation and delivery services to a range of customers and consumers throughout the continental United States, Canada and Mexico.

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