J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.

  • Paying It Forward With Transports

    By Marshall Hargrave - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: CNW, FWRD, JBHT

    Forward Air (NASDAQ: FWRD) is a little-known transport company for air-freight forwarders and air-cargo carriers. The stock is in the small-cap space and appears to be offering investors a solid investment opportunity. 

    The reason Forward Air looks intriguing? First, it has a solid balance sheet. The company has a current ratio of over 6, and over $3.70 in cash per share. Its net current asset asset value per share more »

  • Three Different Models in the Trucking Industry

    By usman iftikhar - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: JBHT, LSTR, ODFL

    There are three types of business models prevalent in the trucking industry. Some companies are those who own the delivery trucks and vehicles like Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ: ODFL). Then there are companies who do not own trucks and instead act as truck brokers to earn commissions by connecting with self-employed truckers who have their own trucks like Landstar (NASDAQ: LSTR). And the last one is those which have more »

  • Stocks to Own for an Oil Price Collapse

    By Sam Mattera - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, FDX, JBHT

    Analysts at Deutsche Bank are out with a note warning that oil prices could soon collapse. That’s great for American drivers, but it might not be the best for the performance of the S&P 500.

    Still, not all companies benefit from higher oil prices. Some suffer significantly when oil is expensive. However, when oil is cheap, these companies can outperform, making them the ones investors want to own more »

  • Is This Company A Gamble Ahead of Earnings?

    By Brian Nichols - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: ABFS, JBHT, YRCW

    There is no company that has more to lose, or gain, than YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ: YRCW) this earnings season. The company will report earnings on July 29, and investors are placing their bets on what could be a very volatile session.

    Why The Excitement?

    YRC Worldwide has exploded with gains of 330% in the last three months. The company’s gains were created after they posted an operating income for more »

  • Attractive Investment Opportunities in the Trucking Industry

    By Awais Iqbal - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: CNW, JBHT, SWFT

    According to the American Trucking Association, the U.S. freight transportation breakup will change through 2023. Presently, the truck transportation represents 67% of the total freight transportation breakup. This figure is forecasted to increase to 69.6% in the year 2023. Truck transportation will fill the gap which will emerge from the reduced utilization of railcars, pipelines and water for freight transportation. Therefore, the trucking industry is poised for growth more »

  • Economic Recovery Means Huge Profits for Trucking Companies

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: CNW, JBHT, KNX

    The trucking industry is a vital component to the American way of life, and an economic recovery means major revenue growth. Despite its importance, however, many investors overlook these stocks due to their dull nature. This creates a major opportunity for those who see the huge upside potential in the trucking business.

    Con-Way looks to increase yields

    Con-Way (NYSE: CNW) specializes in moving small shipments and is the third-largest company more »

  • Avoid These 3 Stocks Trading Near All-Time Highs As Oil Prices Surge

    By Sammy Pollack - July 13, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, JBHT, RRGB

    Over the past few weeks oil prices have moved sharply higher for a variety of reasons including tension in the middle east, lower than expected inventories, and increasing demand. So far, the stock market has not reacted negatively to this possibly negative development. However, there are specific stocks that investors should be cautious about because of rising oil prices.

    Delta Airlines Inc (NYSE: DAL) shares are flying high on the more »

  • How Should You Trade These Trucking Stocks?

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: JBHT, LSTR, ODFL

    According to the American Trucking Association, or ATA, its seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage index reached 126 in May 2013, showing growth of just 2.3%. This continues the slumping trend for the second quarter in a row, but it is also 6.7% growth year-over-year. The ATA expects that tonnage growth will remain flat or slightly improve, with momentum gaining throughout 2013; the second half of 2013 should provide more »

  • A High-Flyer That Is Still Ridiculously Cheap

    By Brian Nichols - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: ABFS, FDX, JBHT, YRCW

    In 2013, YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ: YRCW) has grown from a $60 million company to having a market cap of $240 million, a gain of more than 300%. While many assume that such large gains could indicate a potential pullback, I believe there is still unprecedented upside potential.

    YRC at a glance

    YRC Worldwide is a transportation company that operates in the industrial, commercial, and retail goods space. After producing almost more »

  • 3 Profitable Transportation Companies to Watch

    By Madhukar Dubey - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: JBHT, LSTR, SWFT

    The U.S. economy is recovering at a steady pace, with improvement in the housing sector, domestic manufacturing, energy production, and declining oil prices. This has had a positive impact on the transportation industry in the U.S. I have analyzed three companies from the industry that have benefited from the improvement in the economy. These companies are looking to gain market share by more efficient use of assets and more »

  • Is This Chemical Transportation Business a Good Purchase?

    By Anh HOANG - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: CGI, JBHT, QLTY

    Quality Distribution (NASDAQ: QLTY) has been quite a volatile stock. Its stock price plunged from nearly $13.80 per share in March 2012 to nearly $5.30 per share in November 2012, and it bounced back strongly to more than $9.10 per share. Barron’s thinks positively of the stock, believing that the company’s earnings would be improved in the near future. Let’s take a closer look more »

  • New Trucking Rules Could Boost Intermodal Segment

    By Howard Rothman - June 4, 2013 | Tickers: CSX, HUBG, JBHT, NSC, SWFT

    New regulations that cap work hours and mandate rest breaks for commercial truck drivers go into effect July 1. Called hours-of-service or HOS rules, they’re expected to aggravate problems stemming from a driver shortage that has already hampered the trucking industry. One potential outcome is increased movement by shippers from truck to intermodal transport. A handful of companies stand to reap significant benefits if that takes place.

    Among other more »

  • Profits Flow From Southeast Logistics Hubs

    By Arturo Cuevas - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: CSX, JBHT, NSC, ODFL

    Investing opportunities in logistics seem ripe these days. Indications are that people are now getting more inclined to spend, and thus, more goods need to get moving. Among the recent indicators of zealous U.S. consumer sentiment came from a Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary assessment for May. It showed that overall, the index of consumer sentiment rose in early May to its highest level in almost six years more »

  • High ROIC Makes This Stock an Attractive Long-Term Holding

    By Ted Cooper - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: CHRW, EXPD, JBHT

    The chief aim of substantially all business ventures is to invest cash in a manner that returns a larger amount of cash than could be earned in another endeavor of equal or lesser risk. For investors, return is measured by compound annual gains or losses of a particular portfolio. For businesses, the return is often measured by return on invested capital (ROIC), or some variant thereof.

    ROIC is crucial to more »

  • Which Intermodal Players to Buy in the Trucking Space

    By Zain Abbas - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: HUBG, JBHT, PACR

    Intermodal has been a growing theme in the transportation industry. For those who don’t know, intermodal segment of any trucking company is like a container business that works in conjunction with railroads. This growing theme has been like a lamp in the darkness for the ‘coal-beaten’ railroad industry. However, it is not the railroad industry that I intend to discuss here. The trucking industry will be my main point more »

  • Which Intermodal Players to Buy in Trucking Space

    By Zain Abbas - May 7, 2013 | Tickers: HUBG, JBHT, PACR

    Intermodal has been a growing theme in the transportation industry. For those who don’t know, intermodal segment of any trucker company is like container business that works in conjunction with railroads. This growing theme has been like a lamp in the darkness for the ‘coal-beaten’ railroad industry. However, it is not the railroad industry that I intend to discuss here. Trucking industry will be my main point of concern more »

  • Understanding the Economy in the Language of the Truck Industry

    By Zain Abbas - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: JBHT, KNX, ODFL

    Trucking stocks have been making the headlines given a recent rally witnessed in the whole trucking industry. However, it is not the trucking stocks that people are so interested in – it is the direct correlation between the trucking industry and general economic activity of a region that has attracted investors' and economists' attention. Given the ongoing earnings season, a look at the earnings preview of couple of truck players will more »

  • Riding Ryder to a Better Economy

    By Marshall Hargrave - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: JBHT, KNX, R

    The trucking industry has historically been tied to the underlying economy. Thus, an improving economy should help lift the industry. 

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    So what's the best way to play the impending trucking growth? Ryder System (NYSE: R) could be one of the big benefactors of a rebounding economy. Ryder provides truck leasing and rental, logistics and supply chain management solutions, with customers that range from small businesses to large international enterprises more »

  • What to Do With This Industry?

    By Zain Abbas - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: ABFS, JBHT, WERN

    J.B. Hunt will inaugurate the earnings season for truck transportation stocks on April 11. The following note gives a brief earnings preview of three trucking companies, which will help us to understand the industry in a better fashion.

    Arkansas Best (NASDAQ: ABFS)

    Arkansas Best is a transportation holding company serving more than 98% of cities in the U.S. with populations of 30,000 or more. Through its main more »

  • 2 Trucker Stocks to Buy, 1 to Hold

    By Masam Abbas - April 11, 2013 | Tickers: CNW, JBHT, ODFL

    The earnings season has already kicked off, and many companies have already announced their earnings. The trucking industry has lately been attracting attention from investors as many people believe that freight levels are improving. It is good to remember that trucking freight level is a good indicator of health of the economy, and this is why investors keenly follow this freight level. In fact, an important index that shows the more »

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