Press coverage about Jabil (NYSE:JBL) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Jabil earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.101426110252 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Jabil (NYSE:JBL) opened at $27.39 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $4,799.71, a PE ratio of 48.05, a PEG ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 0.55. Jabil has a 52-week low of $22.88 and a 52-week high of $31.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72, a current ratio of 0.95 and a quick ratio of 0.50.

Jabil (NYSE:JBL) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, December 14th. The technology company reported $0.80 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $5.59 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.50 billion. Jabil had a net margin of 0.54% and a return on equity of 12.95%. Jabil’s quarterly revenue was up 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.69 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Jabil will post 2.06 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Argus raised shares of Jabil from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Raymond James Financial reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Jabil in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. ValuEngine cut shares of Jabil from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, December 4th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Jabil from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 28th. Finally, UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on shares of Jabil in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $32.45.

In other news, COO William D. Muir, Jr. sold 26,420 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.00, for a total value of $739,760.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 341,840 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,571,520. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, President William E. Peters sold 13,915 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.61, for a total transaction of $384,193.15. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 132,335 shares of company stock valued at $3,738,453. 2.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Jabil

Jabil Inc, formerly Jabil Circuit, Inc, provides electronic manufacturing services and solutions throughout the world. The Company operates in two segments, which include Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) and Diversified Manufacturing Services (DMS). The Company’s EMS segment is focused on leveraging information technology (IT), supply chain design and engineering, technologies centered on core electronics, sharing of its large scale manufacturing infrastructure and the ability to serve a range of markets.

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