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 price target was 67, which equates to a potential upside of 26.7 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 47, implying a possible loss of -11.12 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -0.63 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -3.7 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.48 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.16 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of JEC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 81.15 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the 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 last 52-weeks, JEC has achieved a high of 63.42 and a low of 49.15. Today's price is 7.59 percent above the 52-week low, and 16.62 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.