John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:JW.A) had its price objective increased by stock analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from $56.00 to $58.00 in a note issued to investors on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target would suggest a potential downside of 8.66% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other research analysts have also weighed in on the stock. TheStreet lowered shares of John Wiley & Sons from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of John Wiley & Sons from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Sidoti lowered shares of John Wiley & Sons from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th.

Shares of John Wiley & Sons (JW.A) traded up $2.95 during trading on Thursday, reaching $63.50. 395,117 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 201,526. The stock has a market cap of $3,371.88, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.08 and a beta of 1.12. John Wiley & Sons has a 1 year low of $49.00 and a 1 year high of $64.10. 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 (NYSE:JW.A) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September 7th. The company reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $411.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $406.41 million. John Wiley & Sons had a net margin of 5.32% and a return on equity of 17.78%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.52 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that John Wiley & Sons will post 3.12 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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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