J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. ( JBHT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 03, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.23 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 19, 2017. Shareholders who purchased JBHT prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4.55% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $88.64, the dividend yield is 1.04%.
The previous trading day's last sale of JBHT was $88.64, representing a -13.42% decrease from the 52 week high of $102.38 and a 17.08% increase over the 52 week low of $75.71.
JBHT is a part of the Transportation sector, which includes companies such as United Parcel Service, Inc. ( UPS ) and ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. ( ZTO ). JBHT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.86. Zacks Investment Research reports JBHT's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 7.96%, compared to an industry average of 8.1%.
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