J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 13, 2012

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. ( JBHT ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 13, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.15 per share scheduled for December 28, 2012. Shareholders who purchased JBHT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.14% increase over the prior month. At the current stock price of $58.65, the dividend yield is 3.07%.

The previous trading day's last sale of JBHT was $58.65, representing a -4.14% decrease from the 52 week high of $61.18 and a 37.64% increase over the 52 week low of $42.61.

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 $2.5. Zacks Investment Research reports JBHT's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 22.39%, compared to an industry average of 14.6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the JBHT Dividend History page.

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 )
  • SPDR S&P Transportation ETF ( XTN ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XTN with an increase of 9.58% over the last 100 days. IYT has the highest percent weighting of JBHT at 5.06%.



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.



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Referenced Stocks: IYT , JBHT , ODFL , UPS , XTN

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