J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 08, 2013


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J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. ( JBHT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 08, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 24, 2013. 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 same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of JBHT was $71.81, representing a -5.18% decrease from the 52 week high of $75.73 and a 42.03% 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 $2.63. Zacks Investment Research reports JBHT's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 15.94%, compared to an industry average of 12.9%.

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 )
  • SPDR S&P Transportation ETF ( XTN )
  • First Trust Industrials AlphaDEX ( FXR )
  • First Trust Mid Cap Growth AlphaDEX ( FNY )
  • Guggenheim Insider ETF ( NFO ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is XTN with an increase of 28.88% over the last 100 days. IYT has the highest percent weighting of JBHT at 5.03%.

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