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$0.92 EPS Expected for Unitil (UTL); Last Week J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (JBHT) Coverage

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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 had 86 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Buckingham Research on Tuesday, July 26 to “Buy”. The stock of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, October 16 by Cowen & Co. The stock of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 22 by Bank of America. The company was maintained on Friday, December 9 by Cowen & Co. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, April 9 by Stephens. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, September 18. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) on Thursday, April 12 to “Sector Weight” rating. The stock of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) earned “Outperform” rating by Wolfe Research on Tuesday, January 12. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 24 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) rating on Monday, October 16. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $111 target. See J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) latest ratings:

13/04/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Buy New Target: $129.0000 Upgrade
12/04/2018 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Sector Weight Old Target: $99 Downgrade
10/04/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Sell New Target: $102.0000 Initiate
09/04/2018 Broker: Stephens Rating: Buy New Target: $133.0000 Maintain
06/04/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $119 Maintain
02/04/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Buy New Target: $141.0000 Upgrade
20/03/2018 Broker: Argus Research Rating: Buy New Target: $150 Initiates Coverage On
07/02/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold New Target: $120.0
30/01/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $129 New Target: $131 Maintain
29/01/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Buy New Target: $141.0 Maintain

Analysts expect Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) to report $0.92 EPS on April, 26 before the open.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 4.55% from last quarter’s $0.88 EPS. UTL’s profit would be $13.67 million giving it 12.62 P/E if the $0.92 EPS is correct. After having $0.79 EPS previously, Unitil Corporation’s analysts see 16.46% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.18% or $0.99 during the last trading session, reaching $46.44. About 153,106 shares traded or 133.07% up from the average. Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) has risen 2.74% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.81% the S&P500.

The stock increased 6.19% or $6.98 during the last trading session, reaching $119.75. About 2.28 million shares traded or 116.83% up from the average. 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.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides surface transportation and delivery services in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company has market cap of $13.14 billion. It operates through four divisions: Intermodal , Dedicated Contract Services (DCS), Integrated Capacity Solutions (ICS), and Truck (JBT). It has a 19.38 P/E ratio. The JBI segment offers intermodal freight solutions, such as origin and destination pickup, and delivery services.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $13.90 million activity. HUNT JOHNNIE B JR sold 2,328 shares worth $281,688. 21,344 J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) shares with value of $2.68 million were sold by GARRISON EARL WAYNE.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.19 in 2017 Q4. 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. Jennison Assocs Lc, New York-based fund reported 647,211 shares. E&G Advisors Limited Partnership owns 3,300 shares or 0.16% of their US portfolio. Brinker Capital invested in 49,920 shares. Retail Bank Of America Corporation De holds 625,152 shares. Reilly Limited Liability Com invested 0% of its portfolio in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). Moreover, Homrich Berg has 0.29% invested in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). Geode Mngmt Ltd Liability Com reported 1.04 million shares. 1.23 million are held by Neuberger Berman Group Inc Lc. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt has invested 0.02% in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). 269,049 are held by Agf Invests. Ls Investment Advsrs Limited Com reported 4,951 shares. Toronto Dominion Natl Bank reported 0.01% in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). Greenleaf Tru holds 0% or 339 shares. Lmr Partners Llp stated it has 9,713 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Retirement System Of Alabama owns 0.02% invested in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) for 41,485 shares.

Among 3 analysts covering Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Unitil Corporation had 10 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, October 15 by Janney Capital. The stock of Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, September 17 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Monday, April 25 by RBC Capital Markets. Janney Capital upgraded Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) on Friday, July 24 to “Buy” rating. Janney Capital upgraded the shares of UTL in report on Tuesday, December 26 to “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Sunday, August 13 by RBC Capital Markets. Bank of America downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Friday, April 13 report. The stock of Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of UTL in report on Monday, June 5 with “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.52 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.12, from 1.64 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 6 investors sold Unitil Corporation shares while 36 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 8.97 million shares or 6.29% more from 8.44 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas reported 4,833 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Acadian Asset Ltd Liability Com holds 0% or 3,107 shares. Hotchkis And Wiley Cap Mngmt Lc reported 0% of its portfolio in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL). State Street Corporation reported 0% stake. Ativo Cap Ltd Liability has invested 0.32% of its portfolio in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL). Price T Rowe Assocs Md reported 0% in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL). Benjamin F Edwards And invested in 1,610 shares. Geode Cap Management Ltd Liability Company reported 0% in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL). Loomis Sayles & Communications L P accumulated 0% or 149 shares. Moreover, American Research Mngmt Company has 0.01% invested in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) for 1,000 shares. Legal General Group Incorporated Public Ltd, United Kingdom-based fund reported 3,329 shares. 222 were reported by Webster Bank N A. Fny Managed Accounts Limited invested in 0% or 20 shares. Aqr Cap Management Limited Com holds 0% of its portfolio in Unitil Corporation (NYSE:UTL) for 49,492 shares. Swiss Commercial Bank accumulated 23,700 shares or 0% of the stock.

Unitil Corporation, a public utility holding company, engages in the distribution of electricity and natural gas in the United States. The company has market cap of $689.88 million. It operates through three divisions: Utility Gas Operations, Utility Electric Operations, and Non-Regulated. It has a 22.58 P/E ratio. The firm distributes electricity in the southeastern seacoast and state capital regions of New Hampshire, and the greater Fitchburg area of north central Massachusetts; and distributes natural gas in southeastern New Hampshire, portions of southern Maine to the Lewiston-Auburn area, and in the greater Fitchburg area of north central Massachusetts.

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