John Wiley & Sons Inc (JW.A) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of John Wiley & Sons Inc (NYSE:JW.A) have been assigned an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Analysts have set a 12 month consensus target price of $58.00 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.84 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given John Wiley & Sons an industry rank of 38 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

JW.A has been the topic of several recent research reports. Sidoti downgraded shares of John Wiley & Sons from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of John Wiley & Sons from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on John Wiley & Sons from $56.00 to $58.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded John Wiley & Sons from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th.

John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:JW.A) traded up $0.95 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $63.60. 145,901 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 259,937. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,565.41, a P/E ratio of 22.42 and a beta of 1.07. John Wiley & Sons has a 1-year low of $49.00 and a 1-year high of $68.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a quick ratio of 0.55 and a current ratio of 0.63.

John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:JW.A) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December 6th. The company reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.20. The business had revenue of $451.73 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $429.07 million. John Wiley & Sons had a net margin of 9.33% and a return on equity of 19.04%. equities research analysts expect that John Wiley & Sons will post 3.32 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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