Analysts See $1.44 EPS for J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT)

September 16, 2018 - By Nadine Davis

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.12 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.18, from 0.94 in 2018Q1. It is positive, as 30 investors sold J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. shares while 135 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 122 raised stakes. 78.21 million shares or 2.13% less from 79.92 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Cap Counsel holds 0.1% or 2,000 shares in its portfolio. The Texas-based Teacher Retirement System Of Texas has invested 0.01% in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). Research Glob invested in 0.29% or 8.81 million shares. Reilly Financial Advisors Limited Liability Com reported 150 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Jacobs Levy Equity Incorporated reported 188,134 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Incorporated holds 302,412 shares. Point72 Asset Mngmt L P holds 0.03% or 59,800 shares in its portfolio. Laurion Cap L P holds 9,453 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Victory Management has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). Cibc Asset Management Incorporated invested in 0.01% or 17,225 shares. Bright Rock Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.59% in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). Private Trust Na has 1,805 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Next Century Growth Ltd Liability Corp reported 9,204 shares. Stephens Inc Ar holds 0.12% or 32,776 shares in its portfolio. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi holds 8,056 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

Since May 9, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 9 insider sales for $34.66 million activity. Another trade for 1,300 shares valued at $156,901 was sold by Hicks Bradley W.. $210,792 worth of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) shares were sold by McGee Eric. 8,225 shares were sold by ROBERTS JOHN N, worth $999,380. The insider THOMPSON JAMES K sold $1.98M. MEE DAVID G had sold 6,126 shares worth $744,129. The insider Field Darren P. sold 500 shares worth $63,060.

Analysts expect J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) to report $1.44 EPS on October, 12.They anticipate $0.53 EPS change or 58.24 % from last quarter’s $0.91 EPS. JBHT’s profit would be $157.46 million giving it 21.63 P/E if the $1.44 EPS is correct. After having $1.37 EPS previously, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.’s analysts see 5.11 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.56% or $0.69 during the last trading session, reaching $124.56. About 579,165 shares traded. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) has risen 23.32% since September 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.70% the S&P500.

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

Among 13 analysts covering JB Hunt Transport (NASDAQ:JBHT), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. JB Hunt Transport had 19 analyst reports since March 20, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stephens on Monday, April 9. On Tuesday, July 17 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Market Perform”. The company was downgraded on Thursday, April 12 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Wednesday, June 20. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of JBHT in report on Monday, April 16 with “Hold” rating. On Friday, April 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Buy”. On Tuesday, April 17 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, April 17. Deutsche Bank upgraded J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) rating on Monday, April 2. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $14100 target. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of JBHT in report on Monday, April 23 with “Hold” rating.

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 $13.62 billion. It operates through four divisions: Intermodal , Dedicated Contract Services (DCS), Integrated Capacity Solutions (ICS), and Truck (JBT). It has a 18.24 P/E ratio. The JBI segment offers intermodal freight solutions, such as origin and destination pickup, and delivery services.

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