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KeyCorp Equities Analysts Increase Earnings Estimates for Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (JEC)

KeyCorp Equities Analysts Increase Earnings Estimates for Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (JEC)

Sprucegrove Investment Management Ltd sold 7,700 shares as the company's stock declined 7.98% while stock markets rallied. The construction company reported $0.98 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.16. Cacti Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Jacobs Engr Group Inc Del for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $8.38B market cap company. The company had a trading volume of 885,223 shares, compared to its average volume of 830,350. It also reduced its holding in Electronic Arts Inc. NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) has risen 16.65% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.93% the S&P500. (NYSE:JEC) for 140,215 shares. Security National Bank of Sioux City Iowa IA now owns 35,120 shares of the construction company's stock worth $2,046,000 after buying an additional 1,580 shares in the last quarter. The institutional investor held 335,553 shares of the military and government and technical company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $19.55 million, up from 317,608 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. had 42 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. It closed at $67.71 lastly. It has underperformed by 8.34% the S&P500. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Therefore 31% are positive. On Tuesday, December 13 the stock rating was downgraded by Jefferies to "Hold". The stock of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Robert W. Baird has "Hold" rating and $63.0 target. Argus reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $73.00 price target on shares of Jacobs Engineering Group in a research note on Monday, November 27th. Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Jacobs Engineering Group in the third quarter valued at approximately $186,000. The rating was downgraded by Longbow to "Neutral" on Thursday, February 9. (NYSE:JEC) on Wednesday, August 10 with "Hold" rating.

Among 15 analysts covering CME Group (NASDAQ:CME), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Friday, November 10 with "Hold". Finally, Deutsche Bank AG raised their target price on Jacobs Engineering Group from $50.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 23rd.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 1.15 in 2017Q2.

The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by BERRYMAN KEVIN C on 12/29/2017, and was a disposition of 9,754 shares with a final price of $65.96. (NYSE:JEC). Blb&B Advsrs Limited Liability Company reported 18,566 shares. Leuthold Group Llc who had been investing in Humana Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $37.41 billion market cap company. Tower Bridge has 128,994 shares. Point72 Asset Management L.P. bought a new stake in shares of Jacobs Engineering Group during the 3rd quarter worth $23,148,000. After having $0.98 EPS previously, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.'s analysts see -21.43% EPS growth. (NYSE:JEC) has risen 8.36% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. (NYSE:JEC). Asset Mgmt reported 82,647 shares. Strs Ohio invested in 206,717 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Amp Limited has invested 0.18% in CME Group Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Ancora Ltd Liability Co owns 1,611 shares or 0.02% of their U.S. portfolio. Twin invested in 0.18% or 58,645 shares. (NASDAQ:CME) for 1,926 shares.

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Among 16 analysts covering Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

Burgundy Asset Management Ltd, which manages about $19.85 billion and $10.56 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Tcp Capital Corp. About 254,682 shares traded. Captrust Advisors reported 855 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.69 in Q3 2017. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.01%. It fall, as 112 investors sold GE shares while 818 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 220 raised stakes. First Allied Advisory stated it has 0.02% in CME Group Inc. Schmidt P J Inv holds 0.99% or 136,259 shares in its portfolio. Avalon Advisors Limited Liability Com invested in 27,508 shares. Trexquant Investment Limited Partnership holds 0.07% or 5,097 shares. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Ny accumulated 24,066 shares. Qs Ltd Co holds 1,472 shares or 0% of its portfolio. (NYSE:HUM). The Kentucky-based Stock Yards Comml Bank & Tru has invested 0.2% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:FCB). Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky accumulated 23,205 shares. 131.39 million shares or 2.57% less from 134.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. White Pine Ltd Liability Corp owns 54,448 shares. Nationwide Fund Advsr has 0.01% invested in FCB Financial Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HUM) shares were sold by Fleming William Kevin. Legal General Public Ltd Liability Corporation has 17,912 shares for 0% of their portfolio. ZKIN's SI was 3,400 shares in January as released by FINRA. Whittier Trust Co. lifted its stake in Jacobs Engineering Group by 141.2% in the third quarter. (NYSE:FCB) to report earnings on January, 24. During the same quarter past year, the company earned $0.80 EPS. FCB's profit will be $32.47M for 18.28 P/E if the $0.74 EPS becomes a reality. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.77 EPS. Therefore 34% are positive. On Friday, August 12 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with "Mkt Perform". The company has market cap of $8.39 billion. The stock of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. The company was initiated on Wednesday, June 29 by M Partners. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Buy" on Wednesday, September 20. (NYSE:T) rating on Tuesday, October 25. Standpoint Research has "Buy" rating and $48 target. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, January 27 by Guggenheim. Artemis Investment Management LLP increased its stake in Jacobs Engineering Group by 150.5% in the fourth quarter. It also reduced its holding in Republic Svcs Inc (NYSE:RSG) by 10,640 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 427,395 shares, and cut its stake in L3 Technologies Inc.


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