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NASDAQ:JCSCommunications Systems Stock Price, Forecast & News

+0.10 (+1.76 %)
(As of 06/4/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $5.78
50-Day Range
MA: $5.26
52-Week Range
Now: $5.78
Volume21,269 shs
Average Volume41,222 shs
Market Capitalization$54.05 million
P/E Ratio6.96
Dividend Yield1.41%
Communications Systems, Inc., through its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells connectivity infrastructure products for broadband and voice communications in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. The company's Transition Networks segment designs, assembles, and markets media converters, NIDs, network interface cards, Ethernet switches, small form factor pluggable modules, and other connectivity products under the Transition Networks brand name. This segment sells its products through distributors, resellers, integrators, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to the federal government, enterprise, service provider, industrial, security, and surveillance markets. Its Suttle segment provides enclosure systems to support premise distribution of broadband and other connectivity networks; fiber optic management and connectivity solutions for access and premise networks; and modular connecting products for copper telecommunications networks, as well as DSL products that support broadband connectivity to copper networks under the Suttle brand name. This segment serves telephone companies, electrical/low-voltage contractors, home builders, cable customers, and OEMs directly, as well as through distributors. The company's JDL Technologies segment offers information technology managed services; network design, deployment, and integration; cloud, hosted, and virtualization services; and remote support and management services. This segment serves education, healthcare, and commercial markets. Its Net2Edge segment designs, manufactures, and markets carrier Ethernet based network access devices and software under the Liberator brand name. This segment serves government, enterprise, utility, industrial, and surveillance markets, as well as service providers through direct sales model, and approved partners and integrators. Communications Systems, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 3.5Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.03 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Telephone & telegraph apparatus
Current SymbolNASDAQ:JCS



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$50.91 million
Cash Flow$0.15 per share
Book Value$5.11 per share


Net Income$6.47 million


Market Cap$54.05 million
Next Earnings Date7/29/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableNot Optionable

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Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Communications Systems' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Communications Systems' stock was trading at $5.47 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, JCS stock has increased by 5.7% and is now trading at $5.78. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Communications Systems?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Communications Systems in the last year. There are currently 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for Communications Systems.

When is Communications Systems' next earnings date?

Communications Systems is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July 29th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Communications Systems.

How were Communications Systems' earnings last quarter?

Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCS) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 14th. The communications equipment provider reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.18. The communications equipment provider earned $9.16 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $11.40 million. Communications Systems had a return on equity of 10.49% and a net margin of 13.30%. View Communications Systems' earnings history.

How often does Communications Systems pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Communications Systems?

Communications Systems declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 20th. Investors of record on Monday, June 15th will be given a dividend of $0.02 per share on Wednesday, July 1st. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.38%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 12th. View Communications Systems' dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for JCS?

1 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Communications Systems' stock. Their forecasts range from $8.00 to $8.00. On average, they anticipate Communications Systems' stock price to reach $8.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 38.4% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Communications Systems.

Has Communications Systems been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about JCS stock has trended very negative on Friday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Communications Systems earned a media sentiment score of -3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the communications equipment provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days. View the latest news aboutCommunications Systems.

Are investors shorting Communications Systems?

Communications Systems saw a drop in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 126,300 shares, a drop of 10.2% from the April 30th total of 140,600 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 33,100 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.8 days. Approximately 1.8% of the company's shares are sold short. View Communications Systems' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Communications Systems' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Communications Systems own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Communications Systems investors own include Canopy Growth (CGC), Ring Energy (REI), Ring Energy (REI), Cronos Group (CRON), General Electric (GE), NeoPhotonics (NPTN), Primo Water (PRMW), Actinium Pharmaceuticals (ATNM), Chesapeake Energy (CHK) and Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET).

Who are Communications Systems' key executives?

Communications Systems' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Roger Lacey, Exec. Chairman & CEO (Age 69)
  • Mr. Mark D. Fandrich, CFO, Treasurer & Group Bus. Pres (Age 57)
  • Mr. Scott Gregory Otis, Group Bus. Pres & Gen. Mang. of Transition Networks, Inc. (Age 57)
  • Mr. Richard A. Primuth, Sec. & Director (Age 73)
  • Mr. Scott M. Fluegge, Pres & GM of JDL Technologies, Inc (Age 49)

What is Communications Systems' stock symbol?

Communications Systems trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "JCS."

Who are Communications Systems' major shareholders?

Communications Systems' stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Gamco Investors INC. ET AL (7.73%), Teton Advisors Inc. (4.62%), Gabelli Funds LLC (3.28%), EAM Investors LLC (1.26%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (1.17%) and White Pine Capital LLC (0.62%). Company insiders that own Communications Systems stock include Kristin Hlavka, Mark Fandrich, Richard A Primuth, Roger Hd Lacey, Scott Fluegge and Steven Webster. View institutional ownership trends for Communications Systems.

Which major investors are selling Communications Systems stock?

JCS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including White Pine Capital LLC. Company insiders that have sold Communications Systems company stock in the last year include Kristin Hlavka, Mark Fandrich, and Scott Fluegge. View insider buying and selling activity for Communications Systems.

Which major investors are buying Communications Systems stock?

JCS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Teton Advisors Inc., Acadian Asset Management LLC, Fosun International Ltd, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL, Private Advisor Group LLC, EAM Investors LLC, and Gabelli Funds LLC. Company insiders that have bought Communications Systems stock in the last two years include Mark Fandrich, Richard A Primuth, Roger Hd Lacey, and Steven Webster. View insider buying and selling activity for Communications Systems.

How do I buy shares of Communications Systems?

Shares of JCS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Communications Systems' stock price today?

One share of JCS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $5.78.

How big of a company is Communications Systems?

Communications Systems has a market capitalization of $54.05 million and generates $50.91 million in revenue each year. The communications equipment provider earns $6.47 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.02 on an earnings per share basis. Communications Systems employs 241 workers across the globe.

What is Communications Systems' official website?

The official website for Communications Systems is www.commsystems.com.

How can I contact Communications Systems?

Communications Systems' mailing address is 10900 RED CIRCLE DRIVE, MINNETONKA MN, 55343. The communications equipment provider can be reached via phone at 952-996-1674.

This page was last updated on 6/5/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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