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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 67, implying a possible profit of 26.7 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 47, implying a possible loss of -11.12 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.63 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -3.7 percent. 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.

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 2 analysts made negative revisions. 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of JEC is 0.38.

In the trailing 52-weeks, JEC hit 63.42 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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 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.