Analyst Ratings for J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (JBHT)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for JBHT last month.

A buy rating was issued by 10 analysts, 1 issued an overweight rating, 12 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for JBHT. The maximum price target given was 109, implying a possible profit of 20.62 percent. The minimum price target given was 84, which equates to a potential downside of -7.05 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -2.91 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -3.85 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -2.89 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3.98 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 8 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 10 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

JBHT has an estimated earnings growth rate of 0.64 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of JBHT is 36.97.

In the last 52-weeks, JBHT has achieved a high of 102.38 and a low of 76.20. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 18.6 percent, and below the high by 11.73 percent. JBHT has a price/earnings ratio of 23.66. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The JBHT value stock report compares JBHT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.94 billion. JBHT will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.