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.

Several price targets were given for JBHT by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 109, implying potential capital gains of 20.62 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 84, implying a possible loss 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -2.91 percent. That number becomes -3.85 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 8 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 10 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 18.6 percent, and 11.73 percent below the high. 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 market cap of JBHT is $9.94 billion. JBHT will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.