Analyst Research and Ratings: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEC), Bank of America Corporation (BAC)

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) tinted loss of -2.84% (-1.54 points) to US$52.68. The volume of 1.26 Million shares climbed down over an trading activity of 890.51 Million shares. EPS ratio determined by looking at last 12 month figures is 1.72. Over the same time span, the stock marked US$63.42 as its best level and the lowest price reached was US$49.15. The corporation has a market cap of US$6.37 Billion.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC)’s earnings per share has been growing at a -7.8 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as 1.1 percent. The return on equity ratio or ROE stands at 5 percent while most common profitability ratio return on investment (ROI) was 4.8 percent. The company’s institutional ownership is monitored at 88.5 percent. The company’s net profit margin has achieved the current level of 2.1 percent and possesses 16.9 percent gross margin.

FT reports, The 15 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Jacobs Engineering Group Inc have a median target of 58.00, with a high estimate of 65.00 and a low estimate of 49.00. The median estimate represents a 6.97% increase from the last price of 54.22.

Daily Analyst Recommendations

A number of key analysts, polled by FactSet, shared their views about the current stock momentum. The forecast of 3 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. At present, 2 analysts call it Sell, while 12 think it is Hold. Recently, analysts have updated the overall rating to 0. 1 analysts recommended Overweight these shares while 0 recommended Underweight, according to FactSet data.

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) is worth US$241.53 Billion and has recently fallen -2.51% to US$24.12. The latest exchange of 76.57 Million shares is above its average trading activity of 74.85 Million shares. The day began at US$24.58 but the price moved to US$24.09 at one point during the trading and finally capitulating to a session high of US$24.58. The stock tapped a 52-week high of US$25.8 while the mean 12-month price target for the shares is US$26.89.

Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 14.55, a price to book ratio of 0.98, and a price to sales ratio of 4.53. For the past 5 years, the company’s revenue has grown -5.1%, while the company’s earnings per share has grown 182.4%. With an institutional ownership near 68.3%, it carries an earnings per share ratio of 1.66.

According to Financial Times, The 30 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Bank of America Corp have a median target of 27.00, with a high estimate of 32.00 and a low estimate of 18.50. The median estimate represents a 9.14% increase from the last price of 24.74.

Inside Look At Analysts Reviews

Latest analyst recommendations could offer little help to investors. The stock is a Buy among 17 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research. At present, 7 analysts recommended Holding these shares while 1 recommended sell, according to FactSet data. 0 analysts call it Underweight, while 5 think it is Overweight. Recently, investment analysts covering the stock have updated the mean rating to 2.1.