J.B. Hunt Transport Services
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back J.B. Hunt Transport Services, with 21 of 24 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like J.B. Hunt Transport Services better than competitor Old Dominion Freight Line overall. Analysts still rate the stock a Moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
- Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $1.17 billion in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 18.7% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of 57 cents per share. Estimates range from 54 cents to 62 cents.
What our community says:
The majority of CAPS All Stars see JBHT as a good bet, with 72.7% assigning it an "outperform" rating. The majority of the Fools are in agreement with the All Stars as 74.1% give it an "outperform" rating. Fools are gung-ho about J.B. Hunt Transport Services, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 97 posts in the past 30 days. J.B. Hunt Transport Services' bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services' profit has risen year over year by an average of 32.3% over the past five quarters. The company's gross margin shrank by 3.1 percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 22% while cost of sales rose 28.6% to $697.9 million from a year earlier.
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