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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 USD$987.3 million.

How to buy shares in Jack in the Box

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Jack in the Box. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: JACK. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Jack in the Box reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$87.41, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Jack in the Box, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Jack in the Box. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Jack in the Box's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Jack in the Box's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$87.41, which is 2.16% down on its pre-crash value of USD$89.34 and 419.99% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$16.81.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Jack in the Box shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$318.94 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,068.15.

Jack in the Box share price

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Jack in the Box shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-21.
Latest market closeUSD$87.41
52-week rangeUSD$16.81 - USD$89.59
50-day moving average USD$83.1694
200-day moving average USD$73.307
Wall St. target priceUSD$92.06
PE ratio 28.0556
Dividend yield USD$1.6 (1.87%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.086

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Is it a good time to buy Jack in the Box stock?

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Jack in the Box price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $87.41 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-22) -0.50%
1 month (2020-09-29) 11.35%
3 months (2020-07-29) 4.59%
6 months (2020-04-29) 38.83%
1 year (2019-10-29) 4.59%
2 years (2018-10-29) 14.10%
3 years (2017-10-27) -15.98%
5 years (2015-10-29) 14.43%

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 28x. In other words, Jack in the Box shares trade at around 28x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

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 1.0687. 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 USD$220.4 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 USD$987.3 million
Operating margin TTM 16.6%
Gross profit TTM USD$343.4 million
Return on assets TTM 7.54%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 7.49%
Book value $-22.484
Market capitalisation USD$2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Jack in the Box shares

There are currently 2.9 million Jack in the Box shares held short by investors – that's known as Jack in the Box's "short interest". This figure is 1.3% down from 2.9 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 531419.7053407). Jack in the Box's SIR currently stands at 5.43. In other words for every 100,000 Jack in the Box shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5430 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 0.13% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Jack in the Box shares in existence, roughly 130 shares are currently held short) or 0.1702% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Jack in the Box shares, roughly 170 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly 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

30%

Dividend payout ratio: 30.08% of net profits

Recently Jack in the Box has paid out, on average, around 30.08% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.87% 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 1.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Jack in the Box's case, that would currently equate to about $1.6 per share.

While Jack in the Box's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Jack in the Box may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Jack in the Box's most recent dividend payout was on 3 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 August 2020 (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 16 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 $16.81 up to $89.59. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

JACK.US volatility(beta: 1.6)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 1.604. 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 29, 2019, it operated and franchised approximately 2,243 Jack in the Box restaurants in 21 states and Guam. The company was founded in 1951 and is based in San Diego, California.

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