Analyst Ratings for Jack in the Box Inc. (JACK)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of Jack in the Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. Last month, JACK received an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 16 analysts covering the stock, 8 gave it a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for JACK by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 126, implying a possible profit of 33.74 percent. The lowest price target was 94, which equates to a potential downside of -0.22 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.92 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -10.79 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.24 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -4 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of JACK to grow at a rate of 3.29 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. JACK has a PEG ratio of 7.07.

JACK has a 52-week high of 113.30 and a 52-week low of 86.52. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 8.89 percent, and below the high by 16.85 percent. JACK has a price/earnings ratio of 23.26. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The JACK value stock report compares JACK to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.79 billion. JACK will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.