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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for JACK. The most optimistic price target was 126, which equates to a potential upside of 33.74 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 94, implying a possible loss 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. That number becomes -10.79 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

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, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of JACK is 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 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 stock has a market capitalization of $2.79 billion. JACK is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.