The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Jack in the Box Inc. (JACK) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.79, or 0.83%, to $95.59. The Jack in the Box Inc. has recorded 196,064 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Jack in the Box Heads South of the Border for the First Time in Three Decades with New Development Agreement in Mexico.
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Jack in the Box Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ as a member of the Consumer Cyclical sector and is a part of the Restaurants industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $94.80 and fluctuated between $96.34 as its day high and $93.69 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Jack in the Box Inc. is $1.94B. A total of 0.62 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 368.01K shares.
Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, JACK has seen 23 BUY and 4 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 12,980 and the disposition of 3,636 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 79 BUYs and 30 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 72,043 shares during that period but sold 11,692.
In the most recent transaction, SUPER SARAH L sold 3,500 shares of JACK for 93.90 per share on May 18. After the transaction, the SVP – CHF LEGAL & RISK OFFICER now owns 6,875 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 17, Gretzema Chad sold 521 shares at 97.99 per share. JACK shares that DEL TACO BRAND PRESIDENT owns now total 10,933.
Among the insiders who sold shares, Piano Steven disposed of 141 shares on May 11 at a per-share price of $94.76. This resulted in the SVP – CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER holding 6,731 shares of JACK after the transaction. In another insider transaction, MURPHY MICHAEL W sold 1,390 shares at $83.26 per share on Mar 09. Company shares held by the Director now total 68,092.
It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. Jack in the Box Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.76, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.86%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 15.43. JACK’s most recent ex-dividend date was 5/30/2023 when it declared a $0.44 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 6/13/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 3/28/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 3/14/2023. The JACK stock dividend was $0.44 per share in cash.
Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for JACK in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $101.31 with high estimates of $125.00 and low estimates of $88.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, JACK has a high of $97.99 and a low of $54.80.
As of this writing, JACK has an earnings estimate of $1.31 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 18 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.46 per share and a lower estimate of $1.22. The company reported an EPS of $2.01 in the last quarter, which was 14.90% higher than expectations of $1.75.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. JACK’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $55.35M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $2.23B in debt and $329.07M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was -$33.61, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was -$817.88M.
It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for JACK is Buy with a score of 3.65.