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Jabil Inc. (JBL) Shares Down Despite Recent Market Volatility

Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL)’s stock price has decreased by -3.16 compared to its previous closing price of 82.95. However, the company has experienced a -5.32% decline in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 09/27/22 that Jabil Stock Rises as Electronics Maker Delivers Upbeat Outlook, Solid Profits

Is It Worth Investing in Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL) is above average at 11.64x. The 36-month beta value for JBL is also noteworthy at 1.45. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 8 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 3 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

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The average price estimated by analysts for JBL is $90.00, which is $7.57 above than the current price. The public float for JBL is 130.62M, and at present, short sellers hold a 2.04% of that float. The average trading volume of JBL on March 16, 2023 was 1.29M shares.

JBL’s Market Performance

JBL’s stock has seen a -5.32% decrease for the week, with a -4.37% drop in the past month and a 11.49% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.79%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.15% for Jabil Inc. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -3.89% for JBL stock, with a simple moving average of 21.85% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of JBL

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for JBL stocks, with UBS repeating the rating for JBL by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for JBL in the upcoming period, according to UBS is $76 based on the research report published on December 13th of the previous year 2022.

Credit Suisse, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see JBL reach a price target of $74. The rating they have provided for JBL stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on August 17th, 2022.

Goldman gave a rating of “Buy” to JBL, setting the target price at $75 in the report published on December 10th of the previous year.

JBL Trading at 0.77% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought JBL to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -6.27% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.15%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.79%, as shares sank -4.78% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +17.79% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, JBL fell by -5.32%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +34.42% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $83.38. In addition, Jabil Inc. saw 17.79% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at JBL starting from Dastoor Michael, who sale 9,097 shares at the price of $77.89 back on Jan 31. After this action, Dastoor Michael now owns 161,607 shares of Jabil Inc., valued at $708,578 using the latest closing price.

Katz Robert L, the EVP, CLO & Asst Corp Secretary of Jabil Inc., sale 4,970 shares at $77.00 during a trade that took place back on Jan 31, which means that Katz Robert L is holding 95,322 shares at $382,690 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for JBL

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +4.26 for the present operating margin
  • +7.80 for the gross margin

The net margin for Jabil Inc. stands at +2.98. Equity return is now at value 40.40, with 5.20 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.02.


In summary, Jabil Inc. (JBL) has had a mixed performance as of late. Analysts have bullish opinions on the stock, with some viewing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.