J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 07, 2014


J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. ( JBHT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 07, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 23, 2014. Shareholders who purchased JBHT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 33.33% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $76.57, the dividend yield is 1.04%.

The previous trading day's last sale of JBHT was $76.57, representing a -4.16% decrease from the 52 week high of $79.89 and a 12.65% increase over the 52 week low of $67.97.

JBHT is a part of the Transportation sector, which includes companies such as United Parcel Service, Inc. ( UPS ) and Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. ( ODFL ). JBHT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.83. Zacks Investment Research reports JBHT's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 10.82%, compared to an industry average of 11.4%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the JBHT Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to JBHT through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have JBHT as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average Index Fund ( IYT ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IYT with an increase of 6.27% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of JBHT at 4.75%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: JBHT , UPS , ODFL , IYT

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