The time has not yet come to remove your chips from the table: J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT)

With 0.74 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained lighter than its average volume of 0.75 million shares. During the session, the Integrated Freight & Logistics company that operates in wider Industrials sector, reached to the highest price of $214.33 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $211.32. The 52-week range on JBHT shows that it touched its highest point at $214.77 and its lowest point at $163.66 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $209.35. With its current market cap of 22.01 billion, JBHT has annualized dividend of $1.53 while the current yield stands at 0.72%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.13.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of JBHT was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 5.75%, but this was up by 11.47% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 21.99% while six-month performance rose 4.89%. The stock gained 6.74% in the past year, while it has gained 6.83% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for JBHT yields 6.97 with Next year EPS estimates of 9.58. For the next quarter, that number is 1.61. This implies an EPS growth rate of 11.86% for this year and 22.91% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 4.50% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 9.50%.

Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 103.22 million JBHT shares are outstanding with a float of 81.50 million shares on hand for trading. On Jan 11, 2024, short shares totaled 2.15 million, which was 2.09% higher than short shares on Dec 14, 2023. In addition to Mr. John N. Roberts III as the firm’s CEO & Director, Ms. Shelley Simpson serves as its President.

Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for JBHT since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With JBHT analysts setting a high price target of $234.00 and a low target of $170.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $209.35. Based on these targets, JBHT could surge 9.66% to reach the target high and fall by -20.33% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a decline of -1.89% from current levels.

Dividends & Yield:

In terms of dividends, JBHT has a current ratio of $1.72, which is $1.72 over the trailing 12-months, while a dividend of $1.24 is likely to be paid on average over the next five years. Dividend yield is another indicator that appeals to many investors, and JBHT currently yields $0.79. In the past year, JBHT’s dividend yield has been $0.79, but when looking at the stock over the past five years, its yield has been $0.84. Accordingly, JBHT has a current buyback yield of $0.83. This was $0.83 for the TTM, and it was $1.54 for the past five years.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded JBHT stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 44 while that of sell transactions has risen to 52 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 88,097 while 63,133 shares were sold.