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 maximum price target given was 126, which equates to a potential upside of 33.74 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 94, implying potential capital losses 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -0.92 percent. 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. 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. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies 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. Currently the stock is 8.89 percent higher than its low, and 16.85 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 market cap of JACK is $2.79 billion. JACK's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.