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Latest Movement: Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC)

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Jacobs Engineering Group is in the engineering and construction industry and industrials sector. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc is engaged in the engineering industry. The company provides technical, professional and construction services including engineering, design and architectural, construction management, operations and maintenance.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The JEC stock showed a previous change of 0.86% with an open at 75.76 and a close of 75.85. It reached an intraday high of 76.03 and a low of 75.23.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $10.4b with 136.6m shares outstanding, of which the float is 130.8m shares. Trading volume reached 707,153 shares compared to its average volume of 975,016 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Jacobs Engineering Group shares returned -0.29% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -1.28%. Over three months, it changed 1.59%. In one year it has changed 20.59% and within that year its 52-week high was 82.24 and its 52-week low was 55.17. JEC stock is 37.48% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 71.11 and a 50 day moving average of 76.35. Currently JEC stock is trading 6.67% above its 200 day moving average.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.12 that ended on 30th of September 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 67.72. Based on 7 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.05. The TTM EPS is 4.44, which comes to a TTM PE of 17.08. Historically, the PE high was 67.72 and the PE low was 14.50. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 64.39, which is a decrease of -15.11%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 0.41
4thQtr of 2018 0.86
3rdQtr of 2018 -0.16
2ndQtr of 2018 1.05
1stQtr of 2018 0.34

The dividend per share is currently 0.68, which is a dividend yield of 0.90%. Also, the payout ratio is 15.32%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 85.21, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 10.98%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 4,577,149, which was 3.35% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 4.85. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.42.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 5.14%, return on assets is 2.29%, profit margin is 2.14%, price-to-sales is 0.71 and price-to-book is 1.90.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 2  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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