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J.B. Hunt - We Like The Business But Can't Stand The Stock

Summary

  • J.B. Hunt generates a high level of operating profit in four distinct business segments. Although we see some risk in these segments (driver shortages, rail congestion etc.), we like them.
  • That said, the share price has gotten ahead of itself and we believe shares represent more downside than upside from these levels.
  • Specifically, we recommend investors wait until shares drop to ~$65-66.

Shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT) are down about 5% over the year to date. This presents current and potential investors with a question. Should they hang on or should they abandon this company in hopes of greater returns elsewhere? We would remind readers that large losses always start out their lives as small losses and that the shares look like there's greater downside than upside at this point. We like the underlying business a great deal, but feel that the shares are overpriced. Our view is that it's prudent to hold off until the shares drop to the mid $60 dollar range. We outline our reasoning below.


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