On Monday, J.B. Hunt Transport got a rating downgrade from analysts at Bernstein.
Bernstein analysts lowered their rating on the freight transport company to market perform from outperform, citing expectations of near-term headwinds. Bernstein ‘s outlook factors in near-term intermodal growth expected to be tougher in the new year than it was in 2019, on what it perceives as softness of the freight market.
Bernstein has a price target of $124 on the shares, which represents 6% potential upside from the stock’s Friday closing price.
The Street’s consensus estimate of price target on JB Hunt shares is $113.
Trends in global transport are apparently getting affected by factors such as environmental concerns (e.g. climate change), and geopolitical uncertainties surrounding U.S.-China and U.S.-Iran relations.