14.64% to Target, Bank of America Reaffirms “Buy” Rating for JB Hunt Transport (JBHT) Stock; Evergreen Resources Has 0.58 Sentiment

April 17, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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Evergreen Resources Inc (EVG) investors sentiment decreased to 0.58 in 2017 Q4. It’s down -0.84, from 1.42 in 2017Q3. The ratio turned negative, as 11 funds increased and opened new stock positions, while 19 decreased and sold positions in Evergreen Resources Inc. The funds in our database now hold: 6.06 million shares, down from 6.22 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Evergreen Resources Inc in top ten stock positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 5 Reduced: 14 Increased: 7 New Position: 4.

Equity analysts at Bank of America have $135 TP on JB Hunt Transport (NASDAQ:JBHT). Bank of America’s TP indicates a potential upside of 14.64% from the company’s last price. The rating was released in a report on Tuesday morning.

Sit Investment Associates Inc holds 1.24% of its portfolio in Eaton Vance Short Duration Diversified Income Fund for 3.61 million shares. National Asset Management Inc. owns 244,750 shares or 0.47% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Naples Global Advisors Llc has 0.11% invested in the company for 25,755 shares. The Colorado-based Institute For Wealth Management Llc. has invested 0.07% in the stock. Capital Investment Advisors Llc, a Georgia-based fund reported 42,056 shares.

The stock increased 0.24% or $0.0329 during the last trading session, reaching $13.6029. About 19,604 shares traded. Eaton Vance Short Duration Diversified Income Fund (EVG) has declined 4.54% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.09% the S&P500.

Among 24 analysts covering JB Hunt Trans (NASDAQ:JBHT), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. JB Hunt Trans has $150 highest and $77 lowest target. $117.47’s average target is -0.25% below currents $117.76 stock price. JB Hunt Trans had 89 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, March 18. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of JBHT in report on Thursday, October 12 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, September 29, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The stock of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, October 12. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, January 8 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Friday, July 21 by Cowen & Co. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of JBHT in report on Monday, October 16 with “Buy” rating. Bernstein maintained the shares of JBHT in report on Tuesday, April 19 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 23 by UBS. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Wednesday, August 23.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.32 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 41 investors sold J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. shares while 120 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 134 raised stakes. 76.63 million shares or 0.74% more from 76.06 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Zwj Invest Counsel stated it has 2.23% in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). 173,909 are owned by Hsbc Hldgs Pcl. Barbara Oil has invested 0.73% in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). Brown Cap Limited Liability Company reported 12,108 shares. Retirement Of Alabama reported 0.02% in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). 1832 Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership invested in 36,912 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Cap Inv Counsel holds 0.09% in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) or 2,000 shares. Washington Tru Bank has invested 0% in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). Portolan Cap Management Lc invested 0.28% of its portfolio in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). Fifth Third Bankshares stated it has 0% in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). California State Teachers Retirement System reported 0.03% stake. 23,132 were accumulated by Aperio Group Inc Limited Liability. Sei Investments holds 133,829 shares. Daiwa Securities Group invested in 0.01% or 14,052 shares. Trillium Asset Limited Liability Company holds 183,721 shares.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $13.90 million activity. GARRISON EARL WAYNE had sold 21,344 shares worth $2.68M. HUNT JOHNNIE B JR sold $281,688 worth of stock.

The stock decreased 1.66% or $1.99 during the last trading session, reaching $117.76. About 631,330 shares traded. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) has risen 26.96% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.41% the S&P500.

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