Eye Catching Active Stocks: J.B. Hunt Transport Services (NASDAQ:JBHT), KCG Holdings (NYSE:KCG)

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) [Trend Analysis] luring active investment momentum, shares an increase 0.31% to $94.65. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. (JBHT) reported that an increase in fourth quarter net income to $117.56 million from $116.75 million a year ago. On a per share basis, earnings edged up to $1.05 to $1.01 last year.

On average, 23 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $1.01 per share. Analysts estimates usually exclude special items.Revenue for the quarter surged 6 percent to $1.558 billion from $1.472 billion a year ago. Wall Street expected $1.73 billion. The total volume of 173697 shares held in the session was surprisingly higher than its average volume of 989.21 shares. EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at 15.70%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 11.00%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 1.64 and price to earnings ratio of 24.96 attracting passive investors.

Shares of KCG Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:KCG) [Trend Analysis] runs in leading trade, it surging 0.37% to traded at $13.73. The firm has price volatility of 3.04% for a week and 2.39% for a month. Its beta stands at 1.40 times. KCG Holdings, Inc. (KCG) reported that it consolidated earnings of $196.2 million, or $2.47 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2016. Included in the fourth quarter pre-tax earnings of $309.9 million is a pre-tax gain of $331.0 million from the sales of substantially all shares of Bats Global Markets, Inc. owned by KCG. In the fourth-quarter of prior year, the company recorded a loss of $3.0 million or $0.03 per share.

Fourth-quarter total revenues were $580.54 million compared to $264.04 million, prior year. Net revenue, a non-GAAP measure, reduced to $147.46 million compared to $157.69 million, last year.

Daniel Coleman, CEO of KCG, said: “From an operating perspective, revenues in the fourth quarter fell below our expectations reflecting the continuation of a difficult trading environment. However, a rise in revenues on an operating basis from the prior quarter reflects the improved market conditions starting in November. In 2017, we’re focused on returning our revenues to previous levels, changing our infrastructure and returning capital to shareholders when prudent.” Narrow down four to firm performance, its weekly performance was -0.22% and monthly performance was -0.87%. The stock price of KCG is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 1.02% and isolated negatively from 50 days moving average with -0.70%.

 

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