Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK) went up by 15.92% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $93.12 and move down -148.39%, while JACK stocks collected +101.67% of gains with the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported on 03/14/20 that Restaurant stocks at risk of labor shortages and reduced opening hours as coronavirus spreads

Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK) Worth an Investment?

Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ: JACK) scored price to earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 14.10 times of increase in earnings at the present.

JACK Market Performance

JACK stocks went up by 101.67% for the week, with the monthly drop of -54.37% and a quarterly performance of -51.88%, while its annual performance rate touched -52.44%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -23.23% for JACK stocks with the simple moving average of -52.95% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion on Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK)

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for JACK stocks, with Cowen repeating the rating for JACK shares by setting it to “Market Perform”. The predicted price for JACK socks in the upcoming period according to Cowen is $37 based on the research report published on March 25, 2020.

KeyBanc Capital Markets, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see JACK stock at the price of $37. The rating they have provided for JACK stocks is “Sector Weight” according to the report published on March 18, 2020.

Robert W. Baird gave “ Neutral” rating to JACK stocks, setting the target price at $90 in the report published on February 21, 2020.

JACK Stocks -46.42% Far from 50 Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought JACK to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, Jack in the Box Inc. was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -59.74% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 16.76%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 24.61%, while the shares sank at the distance of -52.47% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by -52.21% lower at the present time.

In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, JACK went up by +101.67%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of -56.06% of losses for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $46.77. In addition, Jack in the Box Inc. saw -51.95% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further losses.

JACK Stock Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at Jack in the Box Inc. (JACK), starting from GAINOR JOHN P JR, who bought 2,000 shares at the price of $40.73 back on Mar 13. After this action, Rushing now owns 4,681 shares of Jack in the Box Inc., valued at $81,454 with the latest closing price.

Birch Jean, the NON-EMPLOYEE DIRECTOR of Jack in the Box Inc., bought 1,000 shares at the value of $42.80 during a trade that took place back on Mar 12, which means that Birch Jean is holding 3,081 shares at the value of $42,800 based on the most recent closing price.

JACK Stock Fundamentals

The current profitability levels are settled at +22.45 for the present operating margin and +30.49 for gross margin. The net margin for Jack in the Box Inc. stands at +9.66. Total capital return value is set at 42.01, while invested capital returns managed to touch 18.67. Equity return holds the value -9.90%, with 6.30% for asset returns.

The value for Enterprise to Sales is 2.62 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.37. The receivables turnover for Jack in the Box Inc. is 18.51 with the total asset turnover at the value of 1.06. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.44.