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How to buy JB Hunt Transport Services stock

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JB Hunt Transport Services Inc is an integrated freight & logistics business based in the US. JB Hunt Transport Services shares (JBHT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. JB Hunt Transport Services employs 33,045 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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JB Hunt Transport Services stock price (NASDAQ: JBHT)

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JB Hunt Transport Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-24.
Latest market close$157.65
52-week range$153.92 - $217.67
50-day moving average $169.57
200-day moving average $186.35
Wall St. target price$205.41
PE ratio 19.5409
Dividend yield $1.3 (1.01%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $8.06

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JB Hunt Transport Services price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $157.65 from 2022-06-28

1 week (2022-06-22) 1.36%
1 month (2022-06-01) -8.83%
3 months (2022-04-01) -13.15%
6 months (2021-12-31) -22.87%
1 year (2021-07-01) -5.56%
2 years (2020-07-01) 34.00%
3 years (2019-07-01) 72.79%
5 years (2017-06-30) 72.52%

Is JB Hunt Transport Services stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing JB Hunt Transport Services stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of JB Hunt Transport Services's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

JB Hunt Transport Services's P/E ratio

JB Hunt Transport Services's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, JB Hunt Transport Services shares trade at around 20x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

JB Hunt Transport Services's PEG ratio

JB Hunt Transport Services's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7499. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into JB Hunt Transport Services's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

JB Hunt Transport Services's EBITDA

JB Hunt Transport Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.7 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a JB Hunt Transport Services's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

JB Hunt Transport Services financials

Revenue TTM $13 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.99%
Gross profit TTM $2 billion
Return on assets TTM 11.1%
Return on equity TTM 28.7%
Profit margin 6.58%
Book value $31.05
Market capitalisation $16.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

JB Hunt Transport Services's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like JB Hunt Transport Services.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

JB Hunt Transport Services's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23.98

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and JB Hunt Transport Services's overall score of 23.98 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 30th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like JB Hunt Transport Services is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

JB Hunt Transport Services's environmental score

Environmental score: 12.32/100

JB Hunt Transport Services's environmental score of 12.32 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that JB Hunt Transport Services is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

JB Hunt Transport Services's social score

Social score: 13.44/100

JB Hunt Transport Services's social score of 13.44 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that JB Hunt Transport Services is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

JB Hunt Transport Services's governance score

Governance score: 12.71/100

JB Hunt Transport Services's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that JB Hunt Transport Services is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

JB Hunt Transport Services's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. JB Hunt Transport Services scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that JB Hunt Transport Services has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

JB Hunt Transport Services Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.98
Total ESG percentile 30.46
Environmental score 12.32
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 13.44
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 12.71
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 1

JB Hunt Transport Services share dividends

17%

Dividend payout ratio: 17.37% of net profits

Recently JB Hunt Transport Services has paid out, on average, around 17.37% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.01% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), JB Hunt Transport Services shareholders could enjoy a 1.01% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In JB Hunt Transport Services's case, that would currently equate to about $1.3 per share.

While JB Hunt Transport Services's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that JB Hunt Transport Services is investing more in its future growth.

JB Hunt Transport Services's most recent dividend payout was on 26 May 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have JB Hunt Transport Services's shares ever split?

JB Hunt Transport Services's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 23 May 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your JB Hunt Transport Services shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for JB Hunt Transport Services shares which in turn could have impacted JB Hunt Transport Services's share price.

JB Hunt Transport Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, JB Hunt Transport Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $153.92 up to $217.6654. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

JBHT.US volatility(beta: 1.08)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while JB Hunt Transport Services's is 1.0821. This would suggest that JB Hunt Transport Services's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

JB Hunt Transport Services overview

J. B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. provides surface transportation, delivery, and logistic services in North America. It operates through five segments: Intermodal (JBI), Dedicated Contract Services (DCS), Integrated Capacity Solutions (ICS), Final Mile Services (FMS), and Truckload (JBT). The JBI segment offers intermodal freight solutions. It operates 104,973 pieces of company-owned trailing equipment; owns and maintains its chassis fleet of 85,649 units; and manages a fleet of 5,612 company-owned tractors, 582 independent contractor trucks, and 6,943 company drivers.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of JB Hunt Transport Services is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 20.415% of JB Hunt Transport Services shares are held by insiders and 78.914% by institutions.
How many people work for JB Hunt Transport Services?
Latest data suggests 33,045 work at JB Hunt Transport Services.
When does the fiscal year end for JB Hunt Transport Services?
JB Hunt Transport Services's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is JB Hunt Transport Services based?
JB Hunt Transport Services's address is: 615 J.B. Hunt Corporate Drive, Lowell, AR, United States, 72745-0130
What is JB Hunt Transport Services's ISIN number?
JB Hunt Transport Services's international securities identification number is: US4456581077
What is JB Hunt Transport Services's CUSIP number?
JB Hunt Transport Services's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 445658107

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