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.

Several price targets were given for JEC by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 67, which equates to a potential upside of 26.7 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 47, implying a possible loss 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.63 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -3.7 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.48 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.16 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, 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 made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

JEC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 81.15 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. JEC has a PEG ratio of 0.38.

JEC has traded between a high of 63.42 and a low of 49.15 over the past year. Today's price is 7.59 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 16.62 percent. JEC has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $6.38 billion. JEC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.