J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. ( JBHT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 11, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 27, 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 prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of JBHT was $73.92, representing a -7.47% decrease from the 52 week high of $79.89 and a 12.8% increase over the 52 week low of $65.53.
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 $2.86. Zacks Investment Research reports JBHT's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 15.88%, compared to an industry average of 15.1%.
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 9.71% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of JBHT at 4.34%.
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