FY2018 Earnings Estimate for J Sainsbury plc (JSAIY) Issued By Jefferies Group

J Sainsbury plc (OTCMKTS:JSAIY) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Group boosted their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for J Sainsbury in a research report issued on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst J. Grzinic now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $0.97 for the year, up from their prior estimate of $0.95. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for J Sainsbury’s FY2019 earnings at $0.97 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $1.08 EPS.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently commented on JSAIY. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on J Sainsbury in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised J Sainsbury from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets initiated coverage on J Sainsbury in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. J Sainsbury has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.00.

Shares of J Sainsbury (OTCMKTS JSAIY) opened at $14.00 on Friday. J Sainsbury has a fifty-two week low of $11.78 and a fifty-two week high of $14.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a current ratio of 0.70 and a quick ratio of 0.51. The company has a market capitalization of $7,570.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.45 and a beta of 0.83.

The company also recently declared a None dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 20th were paid a dividend of $0.144 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 17th. J Sainsbury’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 85.45%.

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J Sainsbury Company Profile

J Sainsbury plc is engaged in grocery-related retailing and retail banking. The Company’s segments include Retailing; Financial services, and Property investments. The Retailing segment is engaged in the operation of supermarkets and convenience. The Financial services segment includes the operations of Sainsbury’s Bank plc (Sainsbury’s Bank).

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