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, which equates to a potential upside of 20.62 percent. The minimum price target given was 84, implying potential capital losses of -7.05 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -2.89 percent, compared to last month. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 8 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of JBHT to grow at a rate of 0.64 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of JBHT is 36.97.

In the trailing 52-weeks, JBHT hit 102.38 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 76.20. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 18.6 percent, and 11.73 percent lower than its 52-week 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.