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J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) went up by 8.74% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $184.38. The company’s stock price has collected 12.23% of gains in the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported 11 hours ago that Wage inflation is the ‘new norm,’ trucker J.B. Hunt says, but stock soars biggest weekly gain in 12 years

Is It Worth Investing in J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ :JBHT) Right Now?

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 34.01 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for JBHT is at 1.04. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 8 analysts out of 25 who provided ratings for J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 2 rated the stock as “overweight,” 12 rated it as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $183.95, which is -$11.07 below the current price. JBHT currently public float of 83.57M and currently shorts hold a 1.26% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of JBHT was 511.23K shares.

JBHT’s Market Performance

JBHT stocks went up by 12.23% for the week, with a monthly jump of 11.31% and a quarterly performance of 19.33%, while its annual performance rate touched 34.34%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.84% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.44% for J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 11.80% for JBHT stocks with a simple moving average of 16.54% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of JBHT

JP Morgan, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see JBHT reach a price target of $150, previously predicting the price at $169. The rating they have provided for JBHT stocks is “Underweight” according to the report published on October 08th, 2021.

Stifel gave a rating of “Hold” to JBHT, setting the target price at $165 in the report published on June 22nd of the current year.

JBHT Trading at 10.33% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought JBHT to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was able to rebound, for now settling with 3.35% of gains for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.44%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.84%, as shares surge +12.94% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +14.19% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, JBHT rose by +12.23%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +40.69% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $171.53. In addition, J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. saw 39.44% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at JBHT starting from Scott Stuart Lockard, who sale 1,757 shares at the price of $183.34 back on Sep 03. After this action, Scott Stuart Lockard now owns 19,477 shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., valued at $322,132 using the latest closing price.

Hicks Bradley W., the EVP & Pres Highway Services of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., sale 500 shares at $179.19 during a trade that took place back on Aug 27, which means that Hicks Bradley W. is holding 15,747 shares at $89,595 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for JBHT

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +7.45 for the present operating margin
  • +10.18 for the gross margin

The net margin for J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. stands at +5.25. The total capital return value is set at 18.57, while invested capital returns managed to touch 13.25. Equity return is now at value 20.70, with 9.10 for asset returns.

Based on J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (JBHT), the company’s capital structure generated 55.42 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 35.66. Total debt to assets is 23.76, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 53.56. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 34.46.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.63, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.09. The receivables turnover for the company is 7.55 and the total asset turnover is 1.65. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.70.

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