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Latest freight railroad layoffs and Wall Street pressure renew concerns about safety and service
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NYSE:J

Jacobs Solutions (J) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$146.61
-0.04 (-0.03%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$145.70
$147.00
50-Day Range
$126.43
$147.54
52-Week Range
$109.00
$149.17
Volume
477,163 shs
Average Volume
772,504 shs
Market Capitalization
$18.42 billion
P/E Ratio
26.18
Dividend Yield
0.79%
Price Target
$152.11

Jacobs Solutions MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
3.8% Upside
$152.11 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.26% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.89mentions of Jacobs Solutions in the last 14 days
Based on 12 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$2.48 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
9.80%
From $8.06 to $8.85 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

2.87 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

134th out of 310 stocks

Heavy Construction, Except Building Construction - Contractors Industry

3rd out of 10 stocks


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About Jacobs Solutions Stock (NYSE:J)

Jacobs Solutions Inc. provides consulting, technical, engineering, scientific, and project delivery services for the government and private sectors in the United States, Europe, Canada, India, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, and Africa. It operates through Critical Mission Solutions, People & Places Solutions, Divergent Solutions, and PA Consulting segments. The company offers cyber, data analytics, systems and software application integration and consulting, enterprise level and mission IT, design, nuclear, and enterprise level operations and maintenance services; software development, testing, mission integration, program management, research, development, test, evaluation services, training, and environmental remediation services; and other technical consulting solutions, as well as construction and construction management services. It also provides consulting services for consumer and manufacturing, defense and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, and transport industries. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
2/06/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/22 Dividend
2/22/2024
Today
3/01/2024
Dividend Payable
3/22/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/14/2024
Fiscal Year End
9/30/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Heavy construction, except building construction - contractors
Sub-Industry
N/A
Employees
60,000
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$152.11
High Stock Price Target
$161.00
Low Stock Price Target
$143.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+3.8%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.67
Research Coverage
9 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$665.78 million
Pretax Margin
5.30%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$16.35 billion
Cash Flow
$9.68 per share
Book Value
$53.60 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
124,394,000
Market Cap
$18.42 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.73
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Key Executives

  • Mr. Steven J. DemetriouMr. Steven J. Demetriou (Age 66)
    Executive Chair
    Comp: $3M
  • Mr. Robert V. PragadaMr. Robert V. Pragada (Age 56)
    CEO & Director
    Comp: $2.96M
  • Ms. Claudia Jaramillo (Age 50)
    Executive VP of Strategy & Corporate Development and CFO
    Comp: $1.38M
  • Ms. Joanne E. Caruso (Age 64)
    Executive VP, Chief Legal & Administration Officer
    Comp: $1.49M
  • Mr. Patrick X. Hill (Age 51)
    Executive VP and President of People & Places Solutions
    Comp: $1.23M
  • Mr. Stephen A Arnette (Age 57)
    Executive VP & President of Critical Mission Solutions
    Comp: $1.12M
  • Mr. William Benton Allen Jr. (Age 60)
    Senior VP & Chief Accounting Officer
  • Mr. Jonathan Evans C.F.A.
    Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Development
  • Ms. Marietta C. Hannigan
    Executive VP, Chief Strategy & Corporate Development and Communication Officer
  • Ms. Shelette M. Gustafson (Age 59)
    Executive VP & Chief People and Inclusion Officer

Should I Buy Jacobs Solutions Stock? J Pros and Cons Explained

These insights were generated using artificial intelligence. They are based on proprietary MarketBeat data, news articles, and custom LLM A.I. algorithms. This analysis of Jacobs Solutions was last updated on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 7:05 PM.

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Jacobs Solutions Inc.:

  • Recent increase in institutional investments, indicating confidence in the company's growth potential.
  • Diversified service offerings across various industries, reducing dependency on a single sector.
  • Strong presence in multiple regions globally, providing stability and growth opportunities.
  • Positive market sentiment towards the company, reflected in the stock price performance.
  • Robust financial performance with consistent revenue growth and profitability.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in Jacobs Solutions Inc. for these reasons:

  • Heavy reliance on government contracts, subjecting the company to regulatory risks and uncertainties.
  • Competitive industry landscape leading to pricing pressures and potential margin squeezes.
  • Exposure to geopolitical tensions in regions of operation, impacting business operations.
  • Potential impact of economic downturns on infrastructure spending, affecting project demand.
  • Dependency on key personnel for specialized consulting services, posing succession risks.














J Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Jacobs Solutions stock right now?

9 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Jacobs Solutions in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" J shares.
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What is Jacobs Solutions' stock price target for 2024?

9 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Jacobs Solutions' shares. Their J share price targets range from $143.00 to $161.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $152.11 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.8% from the stock's current price.
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How have J shares performed in 2024?

Jacobs Solutions' stock was trading at $129.80 at the start of the year. Since then, J shares have increased by 13.0% and is now trading at $146.61.
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Are investors shorting Jacobs Solutions?

Jacobs Solutions saw a drop in short interest in February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,560,000 shares, a drop of 12.4% from the January 31st total of 1,780,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 857,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.8 days. Currently, 1.3% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is Jacobs Solutions' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 14th 2024.
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How were Jacobs Solutions' earnings last quarter?

Jacobs Solutions Inc. (NYSE:J) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 6th. The company reported $2.02 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.56 by $0.46. The company had revenue of $4.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.02 billion. Jacobs Solutions had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 14.57% and a net margin of 4.20%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 10.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.67 EPS.
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How often does Jacobs Solutions pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Jacobs Solutions?

Jacobs Solutions declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 25th. Investors of record on Friday, February 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.29 per share on Friday, March 22nd. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.79%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 22nd. This is a boost from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.26.
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Is Jacobs Solutions a good dividend stock?

Jacobs Solutions (NYSE:J) pays an annual dividend of $1.16 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.79%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 2 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 20.71%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, J will have a dividend payout ratio of 13.11% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Jacobs Solutions' stock buyback program work?

Jacobs Solutions announced that its board has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, January 25th 2023, which allows the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 6.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

What guidance has Jacobs Solutions issued on next quarter's earnings?

Jacobs Solutions updated its FY24 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 6th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $7.70-$8.20 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.04.

What other stocks do shareholders of Jacobs Solutions own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Jacobs Solutions investors own include Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY), AT&T (T), Salesforce (CRM), NVIDIA (NVDA), PayPal (PYPL), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Walt Disney (DIS) and Home Depot (HD).

Who are Jacobs Solutions' major shareholders?

Jacobs Solutions' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (11.19%), Capital World Investors (5.09%), Primecap Management Co. CA (4.85%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (2.73%), Boston Partners (2.29%) and Ninety One UK Ltd (1.62%). Insiders that own company stock include Christopher MT Thompson, Kevin C Berryman, Michael R Tyler, Patrick Hill, Ralph E Eberhart, Robert V Pragada, Shelette M Gustafson, Steven J Demetriou and William B Allen Jr.
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How do I buy shares of Jacobs Solutions?

Shares of J stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:J) was last updated on 3/2/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff