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How to buy Jacobs Engineering Group stock | $136

Learn how to easily invest in Jacobs Engineering Group stock.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc is an engineering & construction business based in the US. Jacobs Engineering Group shares (J) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Jacobs Engineering Group employs 52,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Jacobs Engineering Group stock price (NYSE: J)

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Jacobs Engineering Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-24.
Latest market close$136.00
52-week range$89.77 - $145.53
50-day moving average $133.79
200-day moving average $133.80
Wall St. target price$156.79
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0.84 (0.64%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.50

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Is it a good time to buy Jacobs Engineering Group stock?

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Jacobs Engineering Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $136 from 2021-09-24

1 week (2021-09-17) 4.17%
1 month (2021-08-26) 1.74%
3 months (2021-06-25) -0.61%
6 months (2021-03-26) 5.74%
1 year (2020-09-25) 50.41%
2 years (2019-09-26) 49.48%
3 years (2018-09-26) 76.67%
5 years (2016-09-26) 168.19%

Is Jacobs Engineering Group under- or over-valued?

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

Jacobs Engineering Group's PEG ratio

Jacobs Engineering Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.2628. 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 Jacobs Engineering Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Jacobs Engineering Group's EBITDA

Jacobs Engineering Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Jacobs Engineering Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Jacobs Engineering Group financials

Revenue TTM $13.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.72%
Gross profit TTM $2.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.01%
Return on equity TTM 8.03%
Profit margin 4.34%
Book value $47.22
Market capitalisation $17 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Jacobs Engineering Group shares

There are currently 2.0 million Jacobs Engineering Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Jacobs Engineering Group's "short interest". This figure is 35.8% up from 1.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Jacobs Engineering Group shares can be evaluated.

Jacobs Engineering Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Jacobs Engineering Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Jacobs Engineering Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Jacobs Engineering Group shares traded daily (recently around 636926.25). Jacobs Engineering Group's SIR currently stands at 3.2. In other words for every 100,000 Jacobs Engineering Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3200 shares are currently held short.

However Jacobs Engineering Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Jacobs Engineering Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Jacobs Engineering Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Jacobs Engineering Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Jacobs Engineering Group shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0158% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Jacobs Engineering Group shares, roughly 16 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 Jacobs Engineering Group.

Find out more about how you can short Jacobs Engineering Group stock.

Jacobs Engineering Group's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Jacobs Engineering Group.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Jacobs Engineering Group's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 36.47

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Jacobs Engineering Group's overall score of 36.47 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 75th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Jacobs Engineering Group is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Jacobs Engineering Group's environmental score

Environmental score: 9.75/100

Jacobs Engineering Group's environmental score of 9.75 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Jacobs Engineering Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Jacobs Engineering Group's social score

Social score: 23.42/100

Jacobs Engineering Group's social score of 23.42 puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Jacobs Engineering Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Jacobs Engineering Group's governance score

Governance score: 13.8/100

Jacobs Engineering Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 6th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Jacobs Engineering Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Jacobs Engineering Group's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Jacobs Engineering Group scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Jacobs Engineering Group hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 36.47
Total ESG percentile 75.42
Environmental score 9.75
Environmental score percentile 6
Social score 23.42
Social score percentile 6
Governance score 13.8
Governance score percentile 6
Level of controversy 3

Jacobs Engineering Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 13.25% of net profits

Recently Jacobs Engineering Group has paid out, on average, around 13.25% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.64% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Jacobs Engineering Group shareholders could enjoy a 0.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Jacobs Engineering Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.84 per share.

While Jacobs Engineering Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Jacobs Engineering Group is investing more in its future growth.

Jacobs Engineering Group's most recent dividend payout was on 26 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Jacobs Engineering Group's shares ever split?

Jacobs Engineering Group's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 March 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 Jacobs Engineering Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Jacobs Engineering Group shares which in turn could have impacted Jacobs Engineering Group's share price.

Jacobs Engineering Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Jacobs Engineering Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $89.7675 up to $145.5253. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

J.US volatility(beta: 0.89)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Jacobs Engineering Group's is 0.887. This would suggest that Jacobs Engineering Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Jacobs Engineering Group overview

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. provides consulting, technical, scientific, and project delivery services for the government and private sectors in the United States, Europe, Canada, India, rest of Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Mexico, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates in two segments, Critical Mission Solutions and People & Places Solutions. The Critical Mission Solutions segment provides cybersecurity, data analytics, systems and software application integration and consulting, enterprise and mission IT, engineering and design, nuclear, enterprise level operations and maintenance, and other technical consulting solutions. The People & Places Solutions segment offers data analytics, artificial intelligence and automation, software development, digitally driven consulting, planning and architecture, program management, and other technical consulting solutions. The company is also involved in the management and execution of wind-tunnel design-build projects; and design-build for water and construction management. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Jacobs Engineering Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.931% of Jacobs Engineering Group shares are held by insiders and 88.721% by institutions.
How many people work for Jacobs Engineering Group?
Latest data suggests 52,000 work at Jacobs Engineering Group.
When does the fiscal year end for Jacobs Engineering Group?
Jacobs Engineering Group's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is Jacobs Engineering Group based?
Jacobs Engineering Group's address is: 1999 Bryan Street, Dallas, TX, United States, 75201
What is Jacobs Engineering Group's ISIN number?
Jacobs Engineering Group's international securities identification number is: US4698141078
What is Jacobs Engineering Group's CUSIP number?
Jacobs Engineering Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 469814107

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