J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 31, 2013

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. ( JBHT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 31, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 16, 2013. Shareholders who purchased JBHT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that JBHT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $74.69, the dividend yield is .8%.

The previous trading day's last sale of JBHT was $74.69, representing a -3.95% decrease from the 52 week high of $77.76 and a 47.73% increase over the 52 week low of $50.56.

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 $2.69. Zacks Investment Research reports JBHT's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 15.29%, compared to an industry average of 11.9%.

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 ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IYT with an increase of 4.9% 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.



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Referenced Stocks: IYT , JBHT , ODFL , UPS

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