Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (JEC) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages

Texas-based Dimensional Fund Advsrs Limited Partnership has invested 0.08% in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. 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. The stock increased 1.06% or $2.81 during the last trading session, reaching $268.02. About 142,201 shares traded. CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) has risen 25.35% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 27.33% the S&P500. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Private Bank & Trust Co acquired 4,712 shares as Cme Group Inc (CME)'s stock declined 4.72%. The institutional investor held 856,094 shares of the military and government and technical company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $49.89 million, up from 779,194 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Hutchinson Capital Management who had been investing in Jacobs Engineering Gr for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $8.38 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.99% or $0.369 during the last trading session, reaching $18.929. Following the transaction, the director now owns 30,496 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,921,552.96. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) has risen 8.36% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.34% the S&P500.

Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc, which manages about $984.22 million and $828.52 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Packaging Corp Amer (NYSE:PKG) by 5,785 shares to 183,495 shares, valued at $21.04 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. (NASDAQ:EA) by 2,723 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 120,431 shares, and cut its stake in Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ:FITB).

Among 16 analysts covering Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Jacobs Engineering Group from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Thursday, November 23rd. Therefore 34% are positive. Jacobs Engineering Group's revenue was up.5% on a year-over-year basis. MKM Partners set a $61.00 price objective on shares of Jacobs Engineering Group and gave the company a "neutral" rating in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. On Friday, August 12 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with "Mkt Perform". The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Buy" on Wednesday, September 20. The company has market cap of $154.05 million.

Among 15 analysts covering CME Group (NASDAQ:CME), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Standpoint Research upgraded Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:FCB) rating on Wednesday, October 25. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $69.10. (NYSE:T) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, August 8 by Oppenheimer. The rating was initiated by Argus Research with "Hold" on Thursday, April 28. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, September 27.

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.20, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 77 investors sold T shares while 609 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 71 raised stakes. Citadel Advisors Ltd Liability accumulated 627,141 shares. Estabrook Management owns 3,200 shares. Rockefeller Financial Serv Inc reported 1,250 shares or 0% of all its holdings. (NYSE:TCB) by 32,609 shares to 182,076 shares, valued at $3.10 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. 265.89 million shares or 1.13% less from 268.92 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cme Group Inc now has $51.97B valuation. Cornerstone accumulated 159 shares. (NYSE:FCB). Federated Investors Pa has 112,244 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Fuller And Thaler Asset holds 1,600 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Jacobs Engineering Group's quarterly revenue was up.5% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Jacobs Engineering Group Inc will post 3.53 EPS for the current year. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 31% are positive. Robert W. Baird has "Hold" rating and $63.0 target. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, November 21. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, December 13. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Jacobs Engineering Group from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Wednesday, August 5 by Cowen & Co. The firm has "Hold" rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, October 6. The stock has "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Friday, November 13.

Of those holders, 208 had increased positions amounting to 9.52 million shares, 217 had decreased positions amounting to 10.63 million shares, and 91 holders have a held position accounting for 83.37 million shares.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in JEC.

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. Tower Bridge holds 0.85% or 128,994 shares in its portfolio. Its up 52.37% from 514,400 shares previously. (NYSE:JEC). Nuveen Asset Limited Liability Corp reported 140,165 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity reported 18,210 shares stake. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Ny accumulated 24,066 shares. Barbara Oil invested in 40,000 shares or 0.67% of the stock. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees, a Rhode Island-based fund reported 4,320 shares. Schnieders Cap Management Lc owns 177,187 shares for 1.87% of their portfolio. (NYSE:JEC). Monarch Inc, a Indiana-based fund reported 37,262 shares. After having $0.98 EPS previously, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.'s analysts see -21.43% EPS growth. (NYSE:JEC) for 255,537 shares. The New York-based Jane Street Gru Limited has invested 0% in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) hit a new 52-week high and has $72.75 target or 5.00 % above today's $69.29 share price.

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