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Communications Systems Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.18 (-4.19 %)
(As of 09/18/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $4.12
50-Day Range
MA: $4.58
52-Week Range
Now: $4.12
Volume31,446 shs
Average Volume31,097 shs
Market Capitalization$38.55 million
P/E Ratio12.88
Dividend Yield1.86%
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: 0.8Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.86 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$0.14 per share
Book Value$5.11 per share


Net Income$6.47 million


Market Cap$38.55 million
Next Earnings Date10/29/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableNot Optionable
-0.18 (-4.19 %)
(As of 09/18/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Communications Systems (NASDAQ:JCS) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Communications Systems' stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Communications Systems' stock was trading at $5.47 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, JCS stock has decreased by 24.7% and is now trading at $4.12.
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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."
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When is Communications Systems' next earnings date?

Communications Systems is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 29th 2020.
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How were Communications Systems' earnings last quarter?

Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JCS) issued its earnings results on Thursday, August, 13th. The communications equipment provider reported ($0.21) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.05) by $0.16. The communications equipment provider earned $9.63 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.70 million. Communications Systems had a net margin of 5.78% and a return on equity of 1.64%.
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How often does Communications Systems pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Communications Systems?

Communications Systems announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 20th. Stockholders 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.94%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, June 12th.
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What price target have analysts set for JCS?

1 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Communications Systems' stock. Their forecasts range from $8.00 to $8.00. On average, they expect Communications Systems' share price to reach $8.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 94.2% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting Communications Systems?

Communications Systems saw a increase in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 23,400 shares, an increase of 14.7% from the August 15th total of 20,400 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 16,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.5 days. Currently, 0.3% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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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 NeoPhotonics (NPTN), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), Inovio Pharmaceuticals (INO), Nokia Oyj (NOK), Opko Health (OPK), ArQule (ARQL), Actinium Pharmaceuticals (ATNM), Carnival (CCL), Canopy Growth (CGC) and Cohu (COHU).

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 investors include Teton Advisors Inc. (4.60%), Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. (2.11%), WINTON GROUP Ltd (0.12%) and Ritholtz Wealth Management (0.12%). Company insiders that own Communications Systems stock include Kristin Hlavka, Mark Fandrich, Richard A Primuth, Roger Hd Lacey, Scott Fluegge and Steven Webster.
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Which major investors are selling Communications Systems stock?

JCS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Teton Advisors Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Communications Systems company stock in the last year include Kristin Hlavka, Mark Fandrich, and Scott Fluegge.
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Which major investors are buying Communications Systems stock?

JCS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bridgeway Capital Management Inc., WINTON GROUP Ltd, and Ritholtz Wealth Management. 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.
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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 $4.12.

How big of a company is Communications Systems?

Communications Systems has a market capitalization of $38.55 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 9/20/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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