Media headlines about Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC) have trended positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Jacobs Engineering Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the construction company an impact score of 47.8056769059886 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- $0.89 EPS Expected for Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (JEC) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Jacobs Wins 6 Business Achievement Awards for Environmental, Climate Change Innovations – Digital Journal (digitaljournal.com)
- Use of charts to make investment decisions about Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEC) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Jacobs Partners with Atos to Deliver Powerful Predictive Maintenance Solutions – Business Wire (press release) (businesswire.com)
Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC) traded down $0.72 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $62.47. 983,232 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,300,000. Jacobs Engineering Group has a 1 year low of $49.31 and a 1 year high of $72.18. The stock has a market cap of $8,850.00, a P/E ratio of 28.79, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.18 and a beta of 1.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 1.48 and a current ratio of 1.48.
Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The construction company reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $2.75 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.56 billion. Jacobs Engineering Group had a net margin of 2.30% and a return on equity of 8.59%. Jacobs Engineering Group’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.68 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Jacobs Engineering Group will post 4.01 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.96%. Jacobs Engineering Group’s payout ratio is currently 27.65%.
Several brokerages have recently weighed in on JEC. Alembic Global Advisors restated a “buy” rating on shares of Jacobs Engineering Group in a research report on Monday, February 12th. Bank of America upped their price target on shares of Jacobs Engineering Group from $62.00 to $70.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Jefferies Group set a $70.00 price target on shares of Jacobs Engineering Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Robert W. Baird set a $75.00 price target on shares of Jacobs Engineering Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, Citigroup upped their price target on shares of Jacobs Engineering Group from $70.00 to $78.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Jacobs Engineering Group presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $74.00.
In other Jacobs Engineering Group news, Director Joseph R. Bronson sold 6,125 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.01, for a total transaction of $385,936.25. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 30,496 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,921,552.96. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 0.74% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
Jacobs Engineering Group Company Profile
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc is a technical professional services company. The Company provides a range of technical, professional and construction services to industrial, commercial and governmental clients. The Company’s services include Project Services; Process, Scientific, and Systems Consulting Services; Construction Services, and Operations and Maintenance Services.
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