The stock price of Jacobs Solutions Inc (NYSE: J) has plunged by -7.04 when compared to previous closing price of 136.98, but the company has seen a -7.09% decline in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Zacks Investment Research reported 2023-11-17 that Digital & technological solutions and Focus 2023 efforts are likely to have reflected in Jacobs’ (J) fiscal fourth-quarter performance. However, higher expenses might have been a headwind.
Is It Worth Investing in Jacobs Solutions Inc (NYSE: J) Right Now?
Jacobs Solutions Inc (NYSE: J) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 21.94x compared to its average ratio. compared to its average ratio and a 36-month beta value of 0.81. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 7 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 5 as “overweight,” 1 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”
The average price point forecasted by analysts for Jacobs Solutions Inc (J) is $158.86, which is $31.52 above the current market price. The public float for J is 124.42M, and currently, short sellers hold a 1.03% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of J on November 21, 2023 was 621.17K shares.
J’s Market Performance
J’s stock has seen a -7.09% decrease for the week, with a -3.27% drop in the past month and a -6.46% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.26%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.14% for Jacobs Solutions Inc The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -4.65% for J stock, with a simple moving average of 2.54% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of J
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for J stocks, with HSBC Securities repeating the rating for J by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for J in the upcoming period, according to HSBC Securities is $149 based on the research report published on September 15, 2023 of the current year 2023.
J Trading at -5.18% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought J to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -9.79% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 2.14%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.26%, as shares sank -3.78% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -3.03% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, J fell by -7.05%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +1.98% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $133.30. In addition, Jacobs Solutions Inc saw 6.05% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at J starting from DEMETRIOU STEVEN J., who sale 6,666 shares at the price of $136.62 back on Nov 15. After this action, DEMETRIOU STEVEN J. now owns 556,439 shares of Jacobs Solutions Inc, valued at $910,709 using the latest closing price.
DEMETRIOU STEVEN J., the Executive Chair of Jacobs Solutions Inc, sale 6,666 shares at $138.97 during a trade that took place back on Oct 16, which means that DEMETRIOU STEVEN J. is holding 567,960 shares at $926,374 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for J
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +7.25 for the present operating margin
- +20.77 for the gross margin
The net margin for Jacobs Solutions Inc stands at +4.33. The total capital return value is set at 10.11, while invested capital returns managed to touch 6.58. Equity return is now at value 11.91, with 5.00 for asset returns.
Based on Jacobs Solutions Inc (J), the company’s capital structure generated 68.73 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 40.73. Total debt to assets is 28.41, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 65.42. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 38.77.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.27, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.23. The receivables turnover for the company is 4.58 and the total asset turnover is 1.02. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.45.
To put it simply, Jacobs Solutions Inc (J) has had a mixed performance in recent times. Analysts have a bullish opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.