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 highest price target was 109, implying a possible profit of 20.62 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 84, implying potential capital losses of -7.05 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.91 percent on average, compared to last month. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 8 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 10 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of JBHT's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 0.64 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. JBHT has a PEG ratio of 36.97.

JBHT has traded between a high of 102.38 and a low of 76.20 over the past year. Today's price is 18.6 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 11.73 percent. JBHT has a P/E 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.