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Jack in the Box (NASDAQ:JACK) EVP Phillip H. Rudolph sold 7,500 shares of Jack in the Box stock on the open market in a transaction dated Thursday, August 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.17, for a total transaction of $451,275.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 75,119 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,519,910. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Shares of Jack in the Box (NASDAQ:JACK) traded up 0.35% on Friday, hitting $60.60. The stock had a trading volume of 522,266 shares. Jack in the Box has a 1-year low of $38.53 and a 1-year high of $62.90. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $58.61 and its 200-day moving average is $57.29. The company has a market cap of $2.365 billion and a P/E ratio of 27.19.

Jack in the Box (NASDAQ:JACK) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 6th. The company reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $348.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $343.30 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.41 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Jack in the Box will post $2.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 2nd. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 18th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 14th.

JACK has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Wedbush raised their price target on shares of Jack in the Box from $68.00 to $75.00 in a research note on Friday, August 8th. Separately, analysts at Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of Jack in the Box from $68.00 to $71.00 in a research note on Friday, August 8th. Finally, analysts at Telsey Advisory Group raised their price target on shares of Jack in the Box from $58.00 to $72.00 in a research note on Friday, August 8th. They now have a “not rated” rating on the stock. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $64.80.

Jack in the Box Inc is a restaurant company. The Company operates in two segments: Jack in the Box and Qdoba.

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