JB Hunt (JBHT) Gets a Buy Rating from Evercore ISI

In a report released yesterday, Jonathan Chappell from Evercore ISI maintained a Buy rating on JB Hunt (JBHTResearch Report), with a price target of $226.00. The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $173.88.

According to, Chappell is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 11.8% and a 61.2% success rate. Chappell covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Canadian National Railway, Knight Transportation, and Old Dominion Freight.

Currently, the analyst consensus on JB Hunt is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $208.47, representing a 21.1% upside. In a report issued on April 12, Deutsche Bank also upgraded the stock to Buy with a $230.00 price target.

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The company has a one-year high of $218.18 and a one-year low of $155.11. Currently, JB Hunt has an average volume of 918K.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 56 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of JBHT in relation to earlier this year.

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. engages in the provision of logistics solutions. It operates through the following segments: Intermodal (JBI), Dedicated Contract Services (DCS), Integrated Capacity Solutions (ICS), and Truckload (JBT). The JBI segment offers intermodal freight operations for rail carriers. The DCS segment includes private fleet conversion and final-mile delivery services. The ICS segment provides a single-source logistics management for clients who intends to outsource their transportation activities. It offers flatbed, refrigerated, expedited, less-than-truckload, dry-van, and intermodal freight services. The JBT segment is responsible for full-load, dry-van freight that is transported via roads and highways. The company was founded by Johnnie Bryan Hunt, Sr. and Johnelle D. Hunt on August 10, 1961 and is headquartered in Lowell, AR.

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