Trucking Stocks Under Review — Swift Transportation, Schneider National, Knight Transportation, and J.B. Hunt Transport Services

NEW YORK, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Stock-Callers.com has lined up for review this morning: Swift Transportation Co. (NYSE: SWFT), Schneider National Inc. (NYSE: SNDR), Knight Transportation Inc. (NYSE: KNX), and J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT). According to the American Trucking Associations, the Trucking industry is responsible for hauling over 10.5 billion tons of cargo every year. In order to move this massive amount of tonnage, over 3.4 million heavy-duty trucks and 3.5 million truck drivers are necessary, just for the US. Learn more about these stocks by downloading their free research reports in PDF format at:


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Swift Transportation  

On Wednesday, shares in Phoenix, Arizona headquartered Swift Transportation Co. recorded a trading volume of 1.50 million shares. The stock ended the day at $22.25, declining 2.46% from the last trading session. The Company’s shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 0.10% and 0.19%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Swift Transportation, which operates as a multi-faceted transportation services company in North America, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 39.08.

On April 24th, 2017, Swift Transportation has issued its Q1 ended March 31st, 2017, letter to stockholders. Key highlights for the quarter included diluted EPS of $0.04, adjusted EPS of $0.07, and net debt of $942.9 million. The Company also reported GAAP income tax expense of $2.4 million for Q1 2017, interest expense of $7.5 million, and cash flows from operations of $118.9 million. Sign up and read the free research report on SWFT at:

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Schneider National  

Green Bay, Wisconsin headquartered Schneider National Inc.’s stock saw a drop of 1.28%, finishing yesterday’s session at $18.54. A total volume of 1.29 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 1.24 million shares. Shares of the Company, which provides truckload, intermodal, and logistics services in North America, are trading below their 50-day moving average by 1.97%.

On May 02nd, 2017, research firm Citigroup initiated a ‘Buy’ rating on the Company’s stock, with a target price of $22 per share.

On May 11th, 2017, Schneider National announced results for the quarter ended March 31st, 2017. Operating revenues for Q1 2017 was $1.0 billion, an increase of 8.4% compared to Q1 2016. Net income was $22.6 million, diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $0.14, adjusted diluted EPS was $0.15, and adjusted EBITDA was $112.7 for the three months ended March 31st, 2017. The complimentary research report on SNDR can be downloaded at:

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Knight Transportation  

Shares in Phoenix, Arizona headquartered Knight Transportation Inc. ended the session 2.50% lower at $31.20. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.16 million shares. The Company’s shares are trading 1.30% below their 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Knight Transportation, which together with its subsidiaries, operates as a short-to-medium haul truckload carrier of general commodities in the US, Canada, and Mexico,  have an RSI of 34.25.

On May 11th, 2017, Knight Transportation announced that its Board of Directors has declared the Company’s quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share of common stock. This quarterly dividend is pursuant to a cash dividend policy approved by the Company’s Board of Directors. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record on June 02nd, 2017, and is expected to be paid on June 23rd, 2017. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and access the latest report on KNX at:

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J.B. Hunt Transport Services  

At the closing bell on Wednesday, Lowell, Arkansas headquartered J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.’s stock dropped 2.86%, finishing at $83.52. A total volume of 786,478 shares was traded. The Company’s shares are trading 6.50% below their 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, which together with its subsidiaries, provides surface transportation and delivery services in the continental US, Canada, and Mexico, have an RSI of 24.98.

On May 11th, 2017, J.B. Hunt Transport Services announced that Shelley Simpson has been named Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. In her expanded role, Ms. Simpson will oversee the commercialization of J.B Hunt 360™, the Company’s next-generation supply chain solution, and its implementation within enterprise sales. Get free access to your research report on JBHT at:

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