Zacks: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (JW.A) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A) has been given a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.
Brokers have set a one year consensus target price of $53.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.83 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given John Wiley & Sons an industry rank of 53 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.
Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on JW.A shares. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $54.00 price target on shares of John Wiley & Sons in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. TheStreet cut shares of John Wiley & Sons from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of John Wiley & Sons from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th.
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John Wiley & Sons (JW.A) remained flat at $$55.05 during trading on Friday. 91,319 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 220,436. The stock has a market cap of $3,140.00, a P/E ratio of 17.82 and a beta of 1.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, a current ratio of 0.59 and a quick ratio of 0.52. John Wiley & Sons has a one year low of $49.00 and a one year high of $57.75.
John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:JW.A) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September 7th. The company reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.62 by ($0.03). John Wiley & Sons had a return on equity of 17.78% and a net margin of 5.32%. The business had revenue of $411.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $406.41 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.52 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that John Wiley & Sons will post 3.12 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 25th. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 10th were given a $0.32 dividend. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.33%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, October 6th. John Wiley & Sons’s dividend payout ratio is presently 81.01%.
About John Wiley & Sons
John Wiley & Sons, Inc provides knowledge and knowledge-enabled services in the areas of research, professional practice and education. The Company operates through three segments: Research, Professional Development and Education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services and advertising.
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