Jacobs Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation


USD 122.77  1.00  0.82%   

Taking into account the 90-day investment horizon and your above-average risk tolerance, our recommendation regarding Jacobs Engineering Group is 'Strong Buy'. Macroaxis provides Jacobs Engineering buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding J positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Jacobs Engineering's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.
The advice is provided from Jacobs Engineering's buy-and-hold perspective. Please see Jacobs Engineering Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for multiple equity instruments, please use the Instant Ratings tool. We conduct extensive research on individual companies such as Jacobs and provide practical buy, sell, or hold advice based on selected investing horizon and risk tolerance towards Jacobs Engineering Group.

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For the selected time horizon Jacobs Engineering Group has a Risk Adjusted Performance of (0.021537), Jensen Alpha of (0.12), Total Risk Alpha of (0.15) and Treynor Ratio of (0.041494)
Macroaxis provides investment recommendation on Jacobs Engineering to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on Jacobs Engineering. Our trade recommendations engine determines the entity's potential to grow exclusively from the perspective of an investor's current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Jacobs Engineering Group is not overpriced, please check out all Jacobs Engineering fundamentals, including its gross profit, book value per share, and the relationship between the price to earning and cash per share . Given that Jacobs Engineering has a price to earning of 38.39 X, we strongly advise you to confirm Jacobs Engineering market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your regular risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Jacobs Engineering Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Over 89.0% of the company shares are owned by institutional investors
On 28th of October 2022 Jacobs Engineering paid $ 0.23 per share dividend to its current shareholders
Latest headline from MacroaxisInsider: Payment of 708 shares by Zaccaro Joanne Caruso of Jacobs Engineering subject to Rule 16b-3

Jacobs Engineering current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Jacobs analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Jacobs analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price153.67
Target Median Price154.00
Target High Price175.00
Recommendation Mean1.70
Number Of Analyst Opinions15
Target Low Price130.00
Average Consensus Buy
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

Jacobs Engineering Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Jacobs Engineering's historical returns is an attempt to chart the uncertainty of Jacobs Engineering's future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of Jacobs Engineering stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Jacobs Engineering Group price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of Jacobs Engineering returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Jacobs Engineering.
Mean Return-0.04Value At Risk-2.98
Potential Upside2.87Standard Deviation1.98
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Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of Jacobs Engineering historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

Jacobs Stock Institutional Investors

Have you ever been surprised when a price of an equity instrument such as Jacobs Engineering is soaring high without any particular reason? This is usually happening because many institutional investors are aggressively trading Jacobs Engineering Group backward and forwards among themselves. Jacobs Engineering's institutional investor refers to the entity that pools money to purchase Jacobs Engineering's securities or originate loans. Institutional investors include commercial and private banks, credit unions, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, endowments, and mutual funds. Operating companies that invest excess capital in these types of assets may also be included in the term and may influence corporate governance by exercising voting rights in their investments.
Security TypeSharesValue
Zwj Investment Counsel IncCommon Shares319 K34.6 M
Zwj Investment Counsel IncCommon Shares317 K40.3 M
Zwj Investment Counsel IncCommon Shares320 K44.1 M
Zwj Investment Counsel IncCommon Shares310.5 K43.2 M
Zwj Investment Counsel IncCommon Shares315.1 K41.8 M
Zwj Investment Counsel IncCommon Shares308.6 K41.2 M
Zwj Investment Counsel IncCommon Shares312.9 K40.4 M
Note, although Jacobs Engineering's institutional investors appear to be way more sophisticated than retail investors, it remains unclear if professional active investment managers can reliably enhance risk-adjusted returns by an amount that exceeds fees and expenses.

Jacobs Engineering Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Jacobs Engineering or Industrials sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Jacobs Engineering's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a Jacobs stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
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Beta against DOW1.10
Overall volatility
Information ratio -0.06

Jacobs Engineering Volatility Alert

Jacobs Engineering Group exhibits very low volatility with skewness of 0.78 and kurtosis of 1.95. However, we advise investors to further study Jacobs Engineering Group technical indicators to ensure that all market info is available and is reliable. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Jacobs Engineering's stock risk against market volatility during both bullish and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Jacobs Engineering's stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Jacobs Engineering Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Jacobs Engineering's fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Jacobs Engineering's direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Jacobs Engineering and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Jacobs Engineering or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Jacobs Engineering's fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Jacobs Engineering by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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FundamentalsJacobs EngineeringPeer Average
Return On Equity8.13 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset5.18 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin3.16 %(1.27) %
Operating Margin10.44 %(5.51) %
Current Valuation18.56 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding129.45 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders0.88 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions88.75 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted1.96 M4.71 M
Price to Earning38.39 X28.72 X
Price to Book2.66 X9.51 X
Price to Sales1.09 X11.42 X
Revenue14.63 B9.43 B
Gross Profit3.13 B27.38 B
EBITDA1.53 B3.9 B
Net Income464.24 M570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents1.1 B2.7 B
Cash per Share8.64 X5.01 X
Total Debt4.38 B5.32 B
Debt to Equity0.66 %48.70 %
Current Ratio1.43 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share46.08 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations399.87 M971.22 M
Short Ratio3.39 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share3.20 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth1.32 X4.89 X
Number of Employees55 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization15.88 B19.03 B
Total Asset9.91 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings3.74 B9.33 B
Working Capital1.12 B1.48 B
Current Asset3.67 B9.34 B
   Payment of 708 shares by Zaccaro Joanne Caruso of Jacobs Engineering subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

Jacobs Engineering Market Momentum

Traders often use several daily momentume indicators to supplement a more traditional technical analysis when analyzing securities such as Jacobs . With many different options, investors must choose the best indicators for them and familiarize themselves with how they work. We suggest combining traditional momentum indicators with more near-term forms of technical analysis such as Accumulation Distribution or Daily Balance Of Power. With their quantitative nature, daily value technical indicators can also be incorporated into your automated trading systems.

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 2010 2011 2021 2022 (projected)
Accounts Payable303.88 M908.44 M522.43 M557.63 M
Receivables1.66 B3.1 B2.12 B2.2 B

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Is Jacobs Engineering's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Jacobs Engineering. If investors know Jacobs will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Jacobs Engineering listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
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The market value of Jacobs Engineering is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Jacobs that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Jacobs Engineering's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Jacobs Engineering's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Jacobs Engineering's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Jacobs Engineering's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Jacobs Engineering's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Jacobs Engineering value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Jacobs Engineering's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.