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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for JACK. The highest price target was 126, implying a possible profit of 33.74 percent. The lowest price target was 94, implying potential capital losses of -0.22 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.92 percent. That number becomes -10.79 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.24 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -4 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, 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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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. The PEG ratio of JACK is 7.07.

In the trailing 52-weeks, JACK hit 113.30 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 86.52. Today's price is 8.89 percent above the 52-week low, and 16.85 percent below the 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.