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NYSE:J

Jacobs Solutions (J) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$144.98
+1.00 (+0.69%)
(As of 04:10 PM ET)
Today's Range
$143.48
$145.22
50-Day Range
$139.91
$153.87
52-Week Range
$109.00
$154.50
Volume
589,255 shs
Average Volume
669,000 shs
Market Capitalization
$18.22 billion
P/E Ratio
25.89
Dividend Yield
0.80%
Price Target
$154.08

Jacobs Solutions MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.58 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
6.4% Upside
$154.08 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.35% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.78mentions of Jacobs Solutions in the last 14 days
Based on 5 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$2.39 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
10.78%
From $8.07 to $8.94 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.

2.39 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

192nd out of 314 stocks

Heavy Construction, Except Building Construction - Contractors Industry

6th out of 8 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
Dividend Payable
3/22/2024
Today
4/16/2024
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
5/07/2024
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
$154.08
High Stock Price Target
$174.00
Low Stock Price Target
$143.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+7.0%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.58
Research Coverage
12 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$665.78 million
Pretax Margin
5.30%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$16.35 billion
Cash Flow
$9.67 per share
Book Value
$52.42 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
124,394,000
Market Cap
$18.10 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.73
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Should I Buy Jacobs Solutions Stock? J Pros and Cons Explained

Pros

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

  • Jacobs Solutions Inc. has a strong presence in various sectors across different regions, providing diversification and stability to its revenue streams.
  • The company offers a wide range of consulting and technical services, catering to the needs of government and private sectors, which can lead to consistent demand for its services.
  • Recent developments in the company's cybersecurity and data analytics services have positioned it well to capitalize on the growing digital transformation trends in various industries.
  • Jacobs Solutions Inc. has a track record of successful project delivery and a history of long-standing client relationships, indicating reliability and trustworthiness.
  • Considering the current stock price and the company's growth potential, Jacobs Solutions Inc. may present an attractive investment opportunity for those seeking long-term growth.

Cons

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

  • The heavy construction industry, in which Jacobs Solutions Inc. operates, can be susceptible to economic downturns and regulatory challenges, impacting the company's performance.
  • Fluctuations in commodity prices and material costs could affect the company's profitability and margins, especially in construction-related projects.
  • While the company has a global presence, geopolitical risks and currency exchange fluctuations in international markets may pose challenges to its operations and financial results.
  • Competitive pressures in the consulting and engineering services sector could lead to pricing pressures and potential loss of market share for Jacobs Solutions Inc.
  • Investors should carefully assess the company's debt levels and financial leverage, as high debt burdens could constrain future growth opportunities and financial flexibility.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Friday, April 12, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these Jacobs Solutions pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

J Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Jacobs Solutions stock right now?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Jacobs Solutions in the last twelve months. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" J shares.
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What is Jacobs Solutions' stock price target for 2024?

12 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Jacobs Solutions' shares. Their J share price targets range from $143.00 to $174.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $154.08 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.4% 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 beginning of the year. Since then, J shares have increased by 11.5% and is now trading at $144.77.
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Are investors shorting Jacobs Solutions?

Jacobs Solutions saw a increase in short interest during the month of March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,660,000 shares, an increase of 9.2% from the February 29th total of 1,520,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 691,400 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.4 days. Approximately 1.3% of the company's shares 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 7th 2024.
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How can I listen to Jacobs Solutions' earnings call?

Jacobs Solutions will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, May 7th at 10:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Jacobs Solutions' earnings last quarter?

Jacobs Solutions Inc. (NYSE:J) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February, 6th. The company reported $2.02 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.56 by $0.46. The firm earned $4.20 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations 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 was up 10.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, January 25th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.29 per share on Friday, March 22nd. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.80%. 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 0.80%. 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 12.98% 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 declared that its board has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, January 25th 2023, which permits the company to repurchase $1,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 6.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

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

Jacobs Solutions issued an update on its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Monday, April, 1st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of 7.700-8.200 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of 7.950. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include CWM LLC (0.13%), Perpetual Ltd (0.10%), Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC (0.09%), Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. (0.07%), Running Oak Capital LLC (0.06%) and Westend Capital Management LLC (0.04%). Insiders that own company stock include Christopher MT Thompson, Kevin C Berryman, Patrick Hill, Ralph E Eberhart, 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 4/16/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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