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NYSE:J

Jacobs Solutions (J) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$146.99
+1.05 (+0.72%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$145.82
$147.34
50-Day Range
$126.14
$147.54
52-Week Range
$109.00
$149.17
Volume
327,909 shs
Average Volume
794,450 shs
Market Capitalization
$18.47 billion
P/E Ratio
26.25
Dividend Yield
0.71%
Price Target
$152.11

Jacobs Solutions MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
3.5% Upside
$152.11 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.43% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.66mentions of Jacobs Solutions in the last 14 days
Based on 8 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.

2.37 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

149th out of 314 stocks

Heavy Construction, Except Building Construction - Contractors Industry

4th out of 9 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
2/23/2024
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
+3.5%
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
$9.88 per share
Book Value
$53.60 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
124,394,000
Market Cap
$18.47 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 Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 3:30 PM.

Pros

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

  • Recent increase in institutional investors' holdings indicates growing confidence in the company's future prospects.
  • Jacobs Solutions Inc. operates in various sectors across different regions, providing diversification benefits to investors.
  • The company offers a wide range of consulting and technical services, catering to government and private sector clients, showcasing a broad revenue base.
  • Strong focus on critical mission solutions and innovative project delivery services can lead to long-term growth opportunities.
  • Current stock price valuation suggests a potential undervaluation, presenting a favorable entry point for investors.

Cons

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

  • Heavy reliance on government contracts and projects may expose the company to regulatory risks and budget uncertainties.
  • Intense competition in the consulting and engineering services industry could pressure profit margins and limit growth prospects.
  • Geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainties in regions where Jacobs Solutions operates may impact business operations and financial performance.
  • Fluctuations in commodity prices and material costs could affect the company's project profitability and overall financial health.
  • Market volatility and macroeconomic factors could influence investor sentiment towards the company's stock, leading to potential price fluctuations.














J Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Jacobs Solutions stock right now?

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

9 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for Jacobs Solutions' stock. Their J share price targets range from $143.00 to $161.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $152.11 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.5% 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 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, J shares have increased by 13.2% and is now trading at $146.99.
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Are investors shorting Jacobs Solutions?

Jacobs Solutions saw a increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,780,000 shares, an increase of 16.3% from the January 15th total of 1,530,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 890,300 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.0 days. Currently, 1.4% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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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) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 6th. The company reported $2.02 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.56 by $0.46. The business earned $4.20 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.02 billion. Jacobs Solutions had a net margin of 4.20% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 14.57%. The business's revenue was up 10.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.67 earnings per share.
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How often does Jacobs Solutions pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Jacobs Solutions?

Jacobs Solutions announced 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 an increase 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 $1.04 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.72%. 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 18.57%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, J will have a dividend payout ratio of 11.75% 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 approved a share buyback program 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 reacquire up to 6.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

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

Jacobs Solutions issued an update on 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 2/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff