Analysts Point To Jacobs Solutions Inc (NYSE: J) Growth In The Future

After Hours

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Jacobs Increases Quarterly Dividend.

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Stocks Info

As a NYSE listed company, J falls under the Industrials sector while operating within the Engineering & Construction industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $137.00 and fluctuated between $137.93 as its day high and $136.64 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Jacobs Solutions Inc is $17.31B. A total of 1.28 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 865.58K shares.

Insider Activity

Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, J has seen 8 BUY and 15 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 70,145 and the disposition of 34,256 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 11 BUYs and 32 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 80,645 shares during that period but sold 104,043.

In the most recent transaction, DEMETRIOU STEVEN J. sold 6,666 shares of J for 127.75 per share on Dec 15. After the transaction, the Executive Chair now owns 581,138 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 08, Hill Patrick sold 5,500 shares at 127.48 per share. J shares that Executive Vice President owns now total 62,719.

Among the insiders who sold shares, EBERHART RALPH E disposed of 3,500 shares on Dec 04 at a per-share price of $129.86. This resulted in the Director holding 26,754 shares of J after the transaction. In another insider transaction, ALLEN WILLIAM B JR sold 1,500 shares at $129.50 per share on Dec 04. Company shares held by the SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT now total 28,150.

Dividend

Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. Jacobs Solutions Inc pays an annual dividend of $1.05, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.77%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 25.85. J’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/22/2024 when it declared a $0.29 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/22/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 11/9/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 10/26/2023. The J stock dividend was $0.26 per share in cash.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, J has a high of $141.16 and a low of $109.00.

As of this writing, J has an earnings estimate of $1.51 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 12 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.85 per share and a lower estimate of $0.95. The company reported an EPS of $1.82 in the last quarter, which was 0.60% higher than expectations of $1.81.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects. J’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.01B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $3.82B in debt and $3.21B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $51.96, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $6.63B.

Analysts Opinion

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. 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 J is Buy with a score of 4.42.

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