Analyst Ratings for Jack Henry & Associates Inc. (JKHY)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Jack Henry & Associates Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, JKHY received an average rating of Hold.

Of the 9 analysts covering the stock, 0 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 7 issued a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for JKHY. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 101, which equates to a potential upside of -5.33 percent. The minimum price target given was 73, implying potential capital losses of -31.58 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -2.35 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.13 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of JKHY to grow at a rate of 1.12 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of JKHY is 28.27.

In the trailing 52-weeks, JKHY hit 107.14 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 79.00. Currently the stock is 35.05 percent higher than its low, and 0.42 percent below the high. JKHY has a P/E ratio of 31.66. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The JKHY value stock report compares JKHY to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of JKHY is $8.28 billion. JKHY will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.