J.B. Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday

J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT) will release its earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, January 18th. Analysts expect J.B. Hunt Transport Services to post earnings of $1.03 per share for the quarter.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 13th. The transportation company reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.96 by ($0.05). J.B. Hunt Transport Services had a net margin of 6.05% and a return on equity of 28.90%. The business had revenue of $1.84 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.82 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.97 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect J.B. Hunt Transport Services to post $4 EPS for the current fiscal year and $5 EPS for the next fiscal year.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ JBHT) opened at $120.11 on Thursday. J.B. Hunt Transport Services has a twelve month low of $83.35 and a twelve month high of $120.66. The company has a market capitalization of $13,180.00, a P/E ratio of 32.03, a P/E/G ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 1.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 1.48 and a quick ratio of 1.48.

In other news, Director Earl Wayne Garrison sold 100,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, October 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $109.29, for a total transaction of $10,929,000.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 2,050,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $224,044,500. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Bradley W. Hicks sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $110.33, for a total value of $110,330.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 16,690 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,841,407.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 101,500 shares of company stock worth $11,095,605 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 4.30% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms recently commented on JBHT. Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $129.00 price objective (up from $111.00) on shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services in a report on Monday. Stephens reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price objective on shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $120.00 price objective on shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services in a report on Friday, December 29th. KeyCorp reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $125.00 price objective on shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services in a report on Friday, December 29th. Finally, Bank of America restated a “buy” rating and set a $128.00 price target (up from $117.00) on shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services in a research note on Thursday, December 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $114.28.

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About J.B. Hunt Transport Services

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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