Shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc.
advanced 2.26% to $175.24 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. closed $9.14 below its 52-week high ($184.38), which the company achieved on August 30th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Norfolk Southern Corp.
rose 2.89% to $269.83, Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.
rose 3.80% to $295.58, and Kansas City Southern
rose 1.97% to $292.33. Trading volume (619,970) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 453,474.