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.

JACK was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 126, implying potential capital gains of 33.74 percent. The minimum price target given was 94, which equates to a potential downside of -0.22 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.92 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -10.79 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.24 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -4 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

JACK has an estimated earnings growth rate of 3.29 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. JACK has a PEG ratio of 7.07.

In the trailing 52-weeks, JACK hit 113.30 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 86.52. Currently the stock is 8.89 percent higher than its low, and 16.85 percent below the high. JACK has a P/E 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 market cap of JACK is $2.79 billion. JACK's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.