J.B. Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.33

News headlines about J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. J.B. Hunt Transport Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.33 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the transportation company an impact score of 46.2048886888041 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on JBHT shares. BMO Capital Markets restated a “neutral” rating on shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut J.B. Hunt Transport Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Stephens restated a “buy” rating and set a $140.00 target price on shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services in a research report on Friday, January 19th. BidaskClub cut J.B. Hunt Transport Services from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Loop Capital restated a “buy” rating and set a $145.00 target price on shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. J.B. Hunt Transport Services presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $118.89.

Shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ JBHT) opened at $115.11 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.48, a current ratio of 1.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. J.B. Hunt Transport Services has a twelve month low of $83.35 and a twelve month high of $126.49. The stock has a market capitalization of $12,570.00, a PE ratio of 18.60, a P/E/G ratio of 1.77 and a beta of 0.98.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 18th. The transportation company reported $3.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.03 by $2.45. J.B. Hunt Transport Services had a return on equity of 27.32% and a net margin of 9.55%. The company had revenue of $1.99 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.93 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.05 EPS. J.B. Hunt Transport Services’s revenue was up 15.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that J.B. Hunt Transport Services will post 5.27 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, February 9th will be issued a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.83%. This is a boost from J.B. Hunt Transport Services’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.23. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 8th. J.B. Hunt Transport Services’s payout ratio is presently 14.86%.

In other J.B. Hunt Transport Services news, SVP John Kuhlow sold 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $112.55, for a total value of $56,275.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 3,499 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $393,812.45. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Earl Wayne Garrison sold 21,344 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $125.79, for a total transaction of $2,684,861.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 22,844 shares of company stock worth $2,851,467 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 4.30% of the company’s stock.

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services Company Profile

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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