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How to buy J-BHunt Transport Services stock | $139.51

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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 29,056 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$9.3 billion.

How to buy shares in J-BHunt Transport Services

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for J-BHunt Transport Services. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: JBHT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until J-BHunt Transport Services reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$139.51, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of J-BHunt Transport Services, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of J-BHunt Transport Services. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

J-BHunt Transport Services share price

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J-BHunt Transport Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$139.51
52-week rangeUSD$74.7719 - USD$144.0356
50-day moving average USD$134.7982
200-day moving average USD$131.0291
Wall St. target priceUSD$141.45
PE ratio 29.5336
Dividend yield USD$1.08 (0.79%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.653

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Is it a good time to buy J-BHunt Transport Services stock?

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J-BHunt Transport Services price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $139.51 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-11) -5.83%
1 month (2020-12-18) -0.68%
3 months (2020-10-19) 12.56%
6 months (2020-07-17) 1.97%
1 year (2020-01-17) 21.65%
2 years (2019-01-18) 31.48%
3 years (2018-01-18) 14.87%
5 years (2016-01-15) 114.01%

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 30x. In other words, J-BHunt Transport Services shares trade at around 30x 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 1.9312. 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 USD$1.2 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 USD$9.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.67%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.03%
Return on equity TTM 21.22%
Profit margin 5.31%
Book value $23.538
Market capitalisation USD$14.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting J-BHunt Transport Services shares

There are currently 1.8 million J-BHunt Transport Services shares held short by investors – that's known as J-BHunt Transport Services's "short interest". This figure is 17.8% up from 1.5 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 576901.96721311). J-BHunt Transport Services's SIR currently stands at 3.05. In other words for every 100,000 J-BHunt Transport Services shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3050 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 0.0264% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable J-BHunt Transport Services shares, roughly 26 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 01/01/2019) 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


Dividend payout ratio: 23.23% of net profits

Recently J-BHunt Transport Services has paid out, on average, around 23.23% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.79% 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 0.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In J-BHunt Transport Services's case, that would currently equate to about $1.08 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 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 November 2020 (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 24 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 $74.7719 up to $144.0356. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

JBHT.US volatility(beta: 1.01)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 1.0121. 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., together with its subsidiaries, provides surface transportation and delivery services in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. It operates in four segments: Intermodal (JBI), Dedicated Contract Services (DCS), Integrated Capacity Solutions (ICS), and Truckload (JBT). The JBI segment offers intermodal freight solutions, including origin and destination pickup, and delivery services. It operates 96,743 pieces of company-owned trailing equipment; owns and maintains its own chassis fleet of 82,731 units; and manages a fleet of 4,989 company-owned tractors, 570 independent contractor trucks, and 6,376 company drivers. The DCS segment designs, develops, and executes supply-chain solutions that support various transportation networks. As of December 31, 2019, it operated 10,542 company-owned trucks, 505 customer-owned trucks, and 40 independent contractor trucks, as well as 20,860 owned pieces of trailing equipment and 7,258 customer-owned trailers. The ICS segment offers traditional freight brokerage and transportation logistics solutions; and flatbed, refrigerated, expedited, and less-than-truckload solutions, as well as various dry-van and intermodal solutions. It also provides an online multimodal marketplace; and single-source logistics management for customers that desire to outsource their transportation functions. This segment operates 37 remote sales offices or branches. The JBT segment offers full-load and dry-van freight services by utilizing tractors operating over roads and highways. As of December 31, 2019, it operated 845 company-owned tractors. The company also transports or arranges for the transportation of freight, including general merchandise, specialty consumer items, appliances, forest and paper products, food and beverages, building materials, soaps and cosmetics, automotive parts, agricultural products, electronics, and chemicals. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. was incorporated in 1961 and is headquartered in Lowell, Arkansas.

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