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How to buy Jack in the Box (JACK) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Jack in the Box stock.

Jack in the Box Inc
NASDAQ: JACK - USD
RESTAURANTS
$111.36
+$1.82 (+1.66%)

Jack in the Box Inc is a restaurants business based in the US. Jack in the Box shares (JACK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Jack in the Box employs 5,200 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Jack in the Box stock price (NASDAQ: JACK)

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Jack in the Box shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$113.60
52-week range$76.26 - $124.06
50-day moving average $113.56
200-day moving average $109.25
Wall St. target price$128.88
PE ratio 15.8002
Dividend yield $1.2 (1.12%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.84

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Jack in the Box price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $113.6 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-16) N/A
1 month (2021-06-25) -5.40%
3 months (2021-04-27) -4.48%
6 months (2021-01-23) N/A
1 year (2020-07-23) N/A
2 years (2019-07-23) N/A
3 years (2018-07-23) N/A
5 years (2016-07-23) N/A

Is Jack in the Box under- or over-valued?

Valuing Jack in the Box stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Jack in the Box's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Jack in the Box's P/E ratio

Jack in the Box's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Jack in the Box shares trade at around 16x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Jack in the Box's PEG ratio

Jack in the Box's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8964. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Jack in the Box's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Jack in the Box's EBITDA

Jack in the Box's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $326.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Jack in the Box's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Jack in the Box financials

Revenue TTM $1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 25.09%
Gross profit TTM $312.7 million
Return on assets TTM 9.39%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 14.38%
Book value $-22.48
Market capitalisation $2.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Jack in the Box shares

There are currently 1.2 million Jack in the Box shares held short by investors – that's known as Jack in the Box's "short interest". This figure is 7.5% down from 1.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Jack in the Box shares can be evaluated.

Jack in the Box's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Jack in the Box's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Jack in the Box shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Jack in the Box shares traded daily (recently around 351245.66473988). Jack in the Box's SIR currently stands at 3.46. In other words for every 100,000 Jack in the Box shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3460 shares are currently held short.

However Jack in the Box's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Jack in the Box shares, or, against the total number of tradable Jack in the Box shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Jack in the Box's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Jack in the Box shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0553% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Jack in the Box shares, roughly 55 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Jack in the Box.

Find out more about how you can short Jack in the Box stock.

Jack in the Box share dividends

25%

Dividend payout ratio: 24.77% of net profits

Recently Jack in the Box has paid out, on average, around 24.77% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.65% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Jack in the Box shareholders could enjoy a 1.65% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Jack in the Box's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.

While Jack in the Box's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Jack in the Box is investing more in its future growth.

Jack in the Box's most recent dividend payout was on 10 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Jack in the Box's shares ever split?

Jack in the Box's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 October 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Jack in the Box shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Jack in the Box shares which in turn could have impacted Jack in the Box's share price.

Jack in the Box share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Jack in the Box's shares have ranged in value from as little as $76.2646 up to $124.0554. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

JACK.US volatility(beta: 1.81)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Jack in the Box's is 1.8128. This would suggest that Jack in the Box's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Jack in the Box overview

Jack in the Box Inc. operates and franchises Jack in the Box quick-service restaurants. As of September 27, 2020, it operated and franchised 2,241 Jack in the Box quick-service restaurants primarily in the western and southern United States, including one in Guam. The company was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in San Diego, California. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Jack in the Box is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.959% of Jack in the Box shares are held by insiders and 107.551% by institutions.
How many people work for Jack in the Box?
Latest data suggests 5,200 work at Jack in the Box.
When does the fiscal year end for Jack in the Box?
Jack in the Box's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is Jack in the Box based?
Jack in the Box's address is: 9357 Spectrum Center Boulevard, San Diego, CA, United States, 92123
What is Jack in the Box's ISIN number?
Jack in the Box's international securities identification number is: US4663671091
What is Jack in the Box's CUSIP number?
Jack in the Box's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 344839204

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