J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT) – The Long Game That Investors Are Missing

    GARRISON EARL WAYNE, Director, subtracted 50,000 shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT) from its portfolio at the rate of $111.29 per share valuing $5,564,622 on Sep 06. The insider left behind 1,600,000 shares of the company to its portfolio. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $114.87, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $115.86. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $112.06 and a 2nd Support Level at $110.24. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT) was $113.87. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT) stock has gained $5.83, or 5.40%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $15.16, or 15.36%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $26.48, or 30.30%. This year-to-date, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT) shares have gained $20.83, or 22.39%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT) stock, 100% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 50% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

    With 106,768 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $11,823,487K. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT) generates $8,615 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $489,590 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of -7.41%, a 3-Year Total Return of 39.99%, and a 5-year Total Return of 53.01%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 113.33%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.260 per share on 08/01/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 0.94%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.04.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in 06/19, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT) reported earnings of $1.37 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.35 per share, representing a 0.02 difference and 1.48% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in 03/19, the reported earnings of $1.09 represented a -0.16 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.25 per share, which was a -12.80% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 09/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.42 per share. This estimate came from a total of 8 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.49 and the low estimate was $1.30. In the year-ago quarter, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT) generated per-share earnings of $1.47. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -3.40%.

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 49 purchases (107,581 shares in total) and 26 sale (80,826 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 57 insider buys amounting to 127,349 shares and 26 insider sales amounting to 80,826 shares. In the past full year, 74 insider purchases were made (involving 231,056 shares) and 47 insider sell-offs equivalent to 240,700 shares.

    Moving onto liquidity, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT) has a Current Ratio of 1.11, a Quick Ratio of 1.10 and a Cash Ratio of 0.01. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 54.68, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 35.35, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 22.18. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 17.15 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 42.75.