Analyst Ratings for Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEC)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. Last month, JEC received an average rating of Hold.

Of the 17 analysts covering the stock, 5 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 9 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for JEC. The maximum price target given was 67, implying a possible profit of 26.7 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 47, implying potential capital losses of -11.12 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 -0.63 percent. That number becomes -3.7 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 -0.48 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.16 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, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of JEC to grow at a rate of 81.15 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. JEC has a PEG ratio of 0.38.

In the last 52-weeks, JEC has achieved a high of 63.42 and a low of 49.15. Currently the stock is 7.59 percent higher than its low, and 16.62 percent lower than its 52-week high. JEC has a P/E ratio of 30.94. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The JEC value stock report compares JEC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of JEC is $6.38 billion. JEC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.