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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 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. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -2.91 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -3.85 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -2.89 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -3.98 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 8 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 10 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of JBHT's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 0.64 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. JBHT has a PEG ratio of 36.97.

In the last 52-weeks, JBHT has achieved a high of 102.38 and a low of 76.20. Currently the stock is 18.6 percent higher than its low, and 11.73 percent below the high. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.