Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) shares have noticed a steady move higher, reaching $62.17 after a recent check. This push has investors and analysts taking another look at the stock. Owners of the stock are looking at a Return on Investment (ROI) of 4.80%. Return on Investment is a measurement used to calculate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiency of different investments. ROI is calculated by dividing the benefit, or return, of an investment by the cost of the investment.
Recent Performance, Previous Highs/Lows
Let’s look at how the stock has been performing recently. Up to and including the current high, this year, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC)‘s stock has moved 48.20%. The performance for the past week was 5.68%. This past month, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.’s stock is trading 22.21%, 14.12% over the last quarter, 23.97% for the past half-year and 43.75% for the past year.
In comparing current levels to the 50 day averages, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.’s stock is 0.66% away from the recent high and 26.49% from the 50-day low.
EPS and Recommendations
Earnings Per Share (EPS), the portion of a company’s profit distributed to each outstanding common share, is a helpful indicator of a company’s profitability. EPS is usually considered to be the most important variable in determining a share’s price. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC)’s EPS growth this year is -27.90% and their trailing 12-month EPS is $1.73. Analysts are estimating the firms growth for next year to be 12.10%. Analysts on a consensus basis, on a numerical scale 1-5 scale, have an average recommendation of 2.60.
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