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J.B. Hunt Transport Services



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) pushed the Transportation industry lower today making it today's featured Transportation laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 1.2%. By the end of trading, J.B. Hunt Transport Services fell $1.13 (-1.5%) to $74.25 on light volume. Throughout the day, 425,428 shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 819,500 shares. The stock ranged in price between $73.82-$75.11 after having opened the day at $74.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.38. Other companies within the Transportation industry that declined today were:

Globus Maritime



), down 9.3%,

Gol Intelligent Airlines



), down 8.5%,

Seanergy Maritime Holdings



), down 7.4% and

YRC Worldwide



), down 7.1%.

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides transportation and delivery services in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. J.B. Hunt Transport Services has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 25.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate J.B. Hunt Transport Services a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

J.B. Hunt Transport Services

as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the positive front,

Era Group



), down 3.5%,

USA Truck



), down 2.7%,

Vitran Corporation



), down 2.7% and

Guangshen Railway Company



), down 2.5%.

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) while those bearish on the transportation industry could consider

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