Analysts Take Aim at Jabil, Inc. (NYSE:JBL) Shares

Jabil, Inc. (NYSE:JBL) currently has an A verage Broker Rating of 2.5. This number is based on the 4 sell-side firms polled by Zacks. The ABR rank within the industry stands at 235. Analysts on a consensus basis are expecting that the stock will reach $28.67 within the year.  The ABR is provided by Zacks which simplfies analyst ratings into an integer based number. They use a one to five scale where they translate brokerage firm Buy/Sell/Hold recommendations into an average broker rating. A low number in the 1-2 range typically indicates a Buy, 3 represents a Hold and 4-5 represents a consensus Sell rating. 

An evaluation of a stock’s expected performance and/or its risk level as judged by a rating agency such as Standard and Poor’s. A stock rating will usually tell the investor how well a stock’s market value relates to what analysts believe is a fair value for the stock, based on an objective evaluation of the company. The greater the amount by which the fair value exceeds the market value, the more highly recommended a buy the stock is. Conversely, if the market value of the stock exceeds the fair value of the stock, then analysts recommend that the stock be sold.

Individual investors might be digging a little deeper into the playbook in order to create a winning plan for the remainder of the calendar year. The diligent investor typically has a portfolio that is diversified and ready to encounter any unforeseen market action. Even after creating the well-planned portfolio with expected returns, nobody can be absolutely sure that those returns will be seen. Setting realistic expectations can help the investor from becoming discouraged if the original plan runs into a bit of a snag. Of course every investor would like to enter the stock market and see sizeable profits right off the bat. This may only be wishful thinking for investors who aren’t ready to put in the time and energy to make sure the overall strategy stays on track and the portfolio stays properly managed.

Jabil, Inc. (NYSE:JBL) closed the last session at $27.25 and sees an average of 1295025.63 shares trade hands in each session. The 52-week low of the stock stands at $21.56 while the current level stands at 58% of the 52-week High-Low range. Looking further out we can see that the stock has moved 9.7% over the past 12 weeks and 9.92% year to date.

Research analysts are predicting that Jabil, Inc. (NYSE:JBL) will report earnings of $0.61 per share when the firm issues their next quarterly report. This is the consensus earnings per share number according to data from Zack’s Research.

Most recently Jabil, Inc. (NYSE:JBL) posted quarterly earnings of $0.9 which compared to the sell-side estimates of 0.85. The stock’s 12-month trailing earnings per share stands at $2.72. Shares have moved $12 over the past month and more recently, $2.25 over the past week heading into the earnings announcement. There are 3 analyst projections that were taken into consideration from respected brokerage firms.

1 analysts rate Jabil, Inc. a Buy or Strong Buy, which is 25% of all the analyst ratings.

Investors may be trying to figure out how much risk they are able to handle with their current stock holdings. Taking on too much risk can put unnecessary weight on the shoulders of even the sturdiest investors. On the flip side, investors who play it too safe may be shaking their heads and wondering what might have been. Finding that delicate risk balance can turn out to be the difference between sinking and swimming in the equity markets. It is highly important for investors to understand exactly what risks they are taking when buying and selling stocks. Knowing these risks may help avoid disaster down the line. Once the risk is calculated, investors should have an easier go at narrowing in on finding the right stocks to add to the portfolio. 

This article is informational purposes only and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell the stock.