Jack in the Box Given Average Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts (NASDAQ:JACK)
Shares of Jack in the Box (NASDAQ:JACK) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the eleven analysts that are currently covering the company, ARN reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $64.80.
Jack in the Box (NASDAQ:JACK) opened at 59.45 on Thursday. Jack in the Box has a one year low of $38.53 and a one year high of $62.90. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $58.66 and a 200-day moving average of $57.95. The company has a market cap of $2.320 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.67.
Jack in the Box (NASDAQ:JACK) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, August 6th. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ 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 last year, the company posted $0.41 earnings per share. Jack in the Box’s revenue was down .5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Jack in the Box will post $2.44 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 2nd. Investors of record on Monday, August 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.35%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 14th.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on JACK shares. 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.
In other Jack in the Box news, CFO Jerry P. Rebel sold 9,268 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.11, for a total transaction of $566,367.48. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.
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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