$1.03 EPS Expected for J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT)

January 17, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

 $1.03 EPS Expected for J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT)
Investors sentiment increased to 1.32 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.45, from 0.87 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 40 investors sold J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. shares while 113 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. 76.06 million shares or 1.16% less from 76.95 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Victory Management has 0.01% invested in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). Columbia Wanger Asset Limited Liability Com holds 0.62% or 379,462 shares in its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase & Co holds 89,400 shares. Citigroup Incorporated has 0.01% invested in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) for 84,005 shares. Mai Capital Management holds 8,504 shares. Parametric Associate Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 255,395 shares or 0.03% of the stock. State Treasurer State Of Michigan owns 25,876 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Liberty Mutual Grp Asset has invested 0.02% in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). Genesee Valley accumulated 0.17% or 3,827 shares. Exxonmobil Inv Mngmt Tx has invested 0.04% in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability, Connecticut-based fund reported 3,917 shares. Cibc Asset Management holds 0.01% in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) or 16,175 shares. Raymond James And Associate owns 18,110 shares. Gotham Asset Mngmt Ltd Com has 0.23% invested in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) for 139,394 shares. Cap Inv Counsel Incorporated holds 2,000 shares.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 12 selling transactions for $211.64 million activity. On Tuesday, August 29 the insider GARRISON EARL WAYNE sold $6.42M. ROBERTS JOHN N also sold $640,220 worth of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) shares. Another trade for 3,700 shares valued at $359,085 was sold by Simpson Shelley. The insider MATTHEWS TERRENCE D sold 2,694 shares worth $272,094. 1,000 shares were sold by Hicks Bradley W., worth $100,400. Another trade for 1,000 shares valued at $99,102 was sold by Field Darren P..

Analysts expect J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) to report $1.03 EPS on January, 18.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 6.19 % from last quarter’s $0.97 EPS. JBHT’s profit would be $113.04M giving it 29.28 P/E if the $1.03 EPS is correct. After having $0.91 EPS previously, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.’s analysts see 13.19 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.35% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $120.64. About 1.07 million shares traded or 21.73% up from the average. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) has risen 5.07% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.63% the S&P500.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) Ratings Coverage

Among 22 analysts covering JB Hunt Trans (NASDAQ:JBHT), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. JB Hunt Trans had 72 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, September 29, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. Bank of America upgraded J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) rating on Friday, September 11. Bank of America has “Buy” rating and $90 target. The firm earned “Equal Weight” rating on Monday, January 9 by Barclays Capital. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) on Thursday, December 28 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 21 by BMO Capital Markets. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, July 26 by Buckingham Research. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Thursday, October 12 with “Overweight”. The company was initiated on Friday, October 20 by Buckingham Research. Cowen & Co downgraded the shares of JBHT in report on Monday, October 16 to “Market Perform” rating. On Monday, October 16 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral”.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides surface transportation and delivery services in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company has market cap of $13.24 billion. It operates through four divisions: Intermodal , Dedicated Contract Services (DCS), Integrated Capacity Solutions (ICS), and Truck (JBT). It has a 32.15 P/E ratio. The JBI segment offers intermodal freight solutions, such as origin and destination pickup, and delivery services.

More notable recent J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “JB Hunt Transport falls back after guidance update” on December 28, 2017, also Zacks.com with their article: “Will Rising Costs Dampen JB Hunt’s (JBHT) Q4 Earnings?” published on January 15, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Selected as Top 100 Trucker for 2017 by …” on January 10, 2018. More interesting news about J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Announces Earnings Expectations for the …” published on December 28, 2017 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Named 2018 Military Friendly® Employer by …” with publication date: December 18, 2017.

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