Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. [NYSE: JEC] opened at $86.12 and closed at $85.64 a share within trading session on Dec 6, 2019. That means that the stock dropped by -0.72% compared to the closing price from a day before, when the stock touched $85.02.

Between the start and the closing of the latest trading session, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. [NYSE: JEC] had 1.94 million shares being bought and sold. In the last three months, average trading volumes hovered around 1.02M shares. During the last week, volatility in the share price was set at 2.62%, which placed the metric for the last 30 days at 2.09%. The price of the stock additionally went down to $55.17 during that period and JEC managed to take a rebound to $98.08 in the last 52 weeks.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. [NYSE:JEC]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 55.17 to 98.08. This is compared to its latest closing price of $85.64.

Keep an eye out for the next scheduled publication date for this company’s financial results, which are expected to be released on Wed 5 Feb (In 59 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. [JEC]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. [JEC] sitting at +5.26 and its Gross Margin at +18.51, this company’s Net Margin is now 6.60%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 8.75, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 5.70%. Its Return on Equity is 5.02, and its Return on Assets is 2.41. These metrics show a mixed bag, which means that this investment’s attractiveness can be quickly increased or decreased in the short term, depending on future updates JEC financial performance.

Turning to investigate

this organization’s capital structure, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. [JEC] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 24.52. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 19.69, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 12.22. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 7.96, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 21.02.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 14.45 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 1.67. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 0.95, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.11. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. [JEC] has a Price to Book Ratio of 2.11.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. [JEC] earns $264,362 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 3.97 and its Total Asset Turnover is 1.05. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 1.34 and its Current Ratio is 1.34. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. [JEC] has 133.82M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $11.38B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 55.17 to 98.08. At its current price, it has moved down by -13.32% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 54.11% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.34, which indicates that it is 2.62% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 27.23. This stock, according to these metrics, is currently Oversold.

Conclusion: Is Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. [JEC] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. [JEC], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.