Topic: How To Invest

Q: Hello. What is your opinion of J.B. Hunt Transport Services for purchase? Thanks.

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A: J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc., $186.79, symbol JBHT on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 103.8 million; Market cap: $19.4 billion; Manufacturing sector; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; www.jbhunt.com), is a transportation and logistics company. It is one of the largest in North America. The firm was founded in 1963 and has been a public company since 1983. J.B. Hunt’s service offerings include hauling full-truckload containerized freight, that using company-controlled equipment and company drivers or independent contractors. Hunt has arrangements with most of the major North American rail carriers to transport freight in containers or trailers, while it provides the majority of the pickup and delivery services. The company also provides customized freight movement, equipment, labour, systems, and delivery services that are tailored to meet individual customer’s requirements and typically involve long-term contracts. These arrangements are generally referred to as dedicated services and may include multiple pickups and drops, freight handling, specialized equipment, and freight network design. In addition, the company provides local and home delivery…

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