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J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc is an integrated freight & logistics business based in the US. J-BHunt Transport Services shares (JBHT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. J-BHunt Transport Services employs 30,309 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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J-BHunt Transport Services share price

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J-BHunt Transport Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$94.71 - $178.40
50-day moving average $166.34
200-day moving average $145.90
Wall St. target price$178.67
PE ratio 33.5256
Dividend yield $1.09 (0.65%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.13

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Is J-BHunt Transport Services under- or over-valued?

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

J-BHunt Transport Services's P/E ratio

J-BHunt 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 34x. In other words, J-BHunt Transport Services shares trade at around 34x recent earnings.

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

J-BHunt Transport Services's PEG ratio

J-BHunt Transport Services's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7723. 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 J-BHunt 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.

J-BHunt Transport Services's EBITDA

J-BHunt Transport Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.3 billion.

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

J-BHunt Transport Services financials

Revenue TTM $10 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.68%
Gross profit TTM $1.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.3%
Return on equity TTM 21.89%
Profit margin 5.49%
Book value $25.76
Market capitalisation $18.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting J-BHunt Transport Services shares

There are currently 2.0 million J-BHunt Transport Services shares held short by investors – that's known as J-BHunt Transport Services's "short interest". This figure is 15% up from 1.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting J-BHunt Transport Services shares can be evaluated.

J-BHunt Transport Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

J-BHunt Transport Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of J-BHunt Transport Services shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of J-BHunt Transport Services shares traded daily (recently around 544893.97260274). J-BHunt Transport Services's SIR currently stands at 3.65. In other words for every 100,000 J-BHunt Transport Services shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3650 shares are currently held short.

However J-BHunt Transport Services's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of J-BHunt Transport Services shares, or, against the total number of tradable J-BHunt Transport Services shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case J-BHunt Transport Services's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 J-BHunt Transport Services shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0237% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable J-BHunt Transport Services shares, roughly 24 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against J-BHunt Transport Services.

Find out more about how you can short J-BHunt Transport Services stock.

J-BHunt 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 J-BHunt Transport Services.

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

J-BHunt 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 J-BHunt 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 J-BHunt 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.).

J-BHunt Transport Services's environmental score

Environmental score: 12.32/100

J-BHunt 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 J-BHunt Transport Services is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

J-BHunt Transport Services's social score

Social score: 13.44/100

J-BHunt 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 J-BHunt Transport Services is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

J-BHunt Transport Services's governance score

Governance score: 12.71/100

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

J-BHunt Transport Services's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

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

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

J.B. 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

J-BHunt Transport Services share dividends

18%

Dividend payout ratio: 18.33% of net profits

Recently J-BHunt Transport Services has paid out, on average, around 18.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.7% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), J-BHunt Transport Services shareholders could enjoy a 0.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In J-BHunt Transport Services's case, that would currently equate to about $1.09 per share.

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

J-BHunt Transport Services's most recent dividend payout was on 20 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have J-BHunt Transport Services's shares ever split?

J-BHunt 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 J-BHunt Transport Services shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for J-BHunt Transport Services shares which in turn could have impacted J-BHunt Transport Services's share price.

J-BHunt Transport Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, J-BHunt Transport Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $94.7099 up to $178.4. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

JBHT.US volatility(beta: 1.04)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 J-BHunt Transport Services's is 1.0441. This would suggest that J-BHunt 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).

J-BHunt Transport Services overview

J. B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. provides surface transportation and delivery 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 98,689 pieces of company-owned trailing equipment; owns and maintains its own chassis fleet of 83,259 units; and manages a fleet of 5,166 company-owned tractors, 497 independent contractor trucks, and 6,745 company drivers.

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