Citigroup raised the price target for the J2 Global Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) stock from “a Neutral” to “a Buy”. The rating was released on August 17, 2020. We previously noted in another research note published on August 12, 2020 by RBC Capital Mkts that upgraded the stock from a Sector perform to an Outperform with a price target of $90 for JCOM stock. The research report from JP Morgan has initiated the stock to Overweight, with a price target set at $105. The stock was initiated by Barclays, who disclosed in a research note on April 02, 2020, to Equal Weight and set the price objective to $84. In their research brief published March 17, 2020, RBC Capital Mkts analysts initiated the J2 Global Inc. stock to Sector Perform with a price target of $83.
Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts
Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of $3.11 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of $2.79, which indicates the company beat its estimate by $0.32, which implies that the company surprised the market by 11.50%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Mar 2021) is $1.67. This is an average of 11 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is $1.78 and the low earnings per share estimate is $1.51. According to 11 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $364.7M is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $379.1M and a low estimate of $355.85M.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of J2 Global Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) raised 1.04% to close Tuesday’s market session at $129.36, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $129.22 and $135.24 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 5274460 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 470.54K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 4.05% within the last five trades and 9.14% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 82.53% in the last 6 months and 36.23% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. JCOM stock is trading at a margin of 6.60%, 11.29% and 47.66% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, JCOM deals in the Technology domain. The stock is trading 0.11 percent below its 52-week high and 142.95 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 92.96. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does J2 Global Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 23.60 percent and the profit margin is 10.10 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 84.40 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $5.85 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for J2 Global Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) is 39.82. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 12.95. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 3.93 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 4.75, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
KRETZMER W BRIAN, the Director at J2 Global Inc. (JCOM) has sold 15,117 shares of firm on Feb 16 at a price of $110.85 against the total amount of $1.68 million. In another inside trade, TURICCHI R SCOTT, President and CFO of J2 Global Inc. (NASDAQ:JCOM) sold 10,323 shares of the firm on Dec 15 for a total worth of $1.04 million at a price of $100.73. An inside trade which took place on Dec 10, Director of J2 Global Inc. RESSLER RICHARD S sold 200,000 shares of firm against total price of $19.53 million at the cost of $97.67 per share.