Published: Wed, January 31, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE:JEC) Given Outperform Rating at Credit Suisse Group

Advisor Group Inc. now owns 2,140 shares of the construction company's stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 339 shares in the last quarter. Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd acquired a new position in Jacobs Engineering Group during the 3rd quarter worth $186,000. The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $26.46. The stock has "Conviction Buy" rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, November 16. (NYSE:JEC) has risen 8.36% since January 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.18% the S&P500.

Wetherby Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Oracle Corp (ORCL) by 9.68% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. United Capital Financial Advisers Llc bought 11,114 shares as the company's stock declined 7.98% while stock markets rallied. The United Asset Strategies Inc holds 62,512 shares with $3.64 million value, down from 70,058 last quarter. Park National Corp who had been investing in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $8.43 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.61% or $9.5 during the last trading session, reaching $600.75. About 245,707 shares traded. Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:ECL) has risen 9.41% since January 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.34% the S&P500.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $18.43 million activity. Moreover, Old Republic has 1.12% invested in MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) was sold by ROGERS JOHN F.W. on Tuesday, August 8. (NYSE:MDU). Raymond James Fincl Services reported 0.01% in MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) was sold by SCHWARTZ HARVEY M on Friday, October 20. GATES WILLIAM H III bought $10.01 million worth of stock or 75,500 shares. It also reduced its holding in Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) by 10,464 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 28,841 shares, and cut its stake in Nextera Energy Inc (NYSE:NEE).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. 81 funds opened positions while 281 raised stakes. 155,019 shares or 7.99% less from 168,486 shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Midwest Savings Bank Division, Illinois-based fund reported 3,390 shares. Wetherby Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Oracle Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $218.36B market cap company. Boston Ltd Llc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Ing Groep Nv reported 5,922 shares stake. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage owns 24,891 shares. (NYSE:ECL). Peapack Gladstone Fin Corporation stated it has 0.12% in Ecolab Inc. (NYSE:GS). Iat Reinsurance accumulated 111,025 shares or 4.06% of the stock. Estabrook Cap Mgmt reported 0.01% stake. Loudon Investment Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 2.98% or 97,081 shares. (NYSE:MDU) for 7,754 shares. Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can accumulated 0.01% or 112,492 shares. (NYSE:T). New Jersey-based Murphy Capital Mgmt Inc has invested 1.04% in AT&T Inc.

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Among 5 analysts covering Sientra (NASDAQ:SIEN), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. (NYSE:JEC) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 23 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Therefore 50% are positive. Kinder Morgan had 71 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. On Wednesday, August 12 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Hold". (NYSE:JEC) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, November 21 by Jefferies. (NYSE:T) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy" on Tuesday, July 26. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Thursday, December 21 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The stock has "Neutral" rating by UBS on Wednesday, August 10.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.20, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 27 investors sold JEC shares while 149 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 696 raised stakes. Riverhead Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Co owns 98,545 shares. Aviva Public Limited Co invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC). Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt Inc accumulated 16,582 shares. The stock of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC). Artisan Ptnrs LP invested in 2.33M shares. Jacobs Engineering Group had a return on equity of 8.73% and a net margin of 3.52%.

WARNING: "Lathrop Investment Management Corp Lowers Holdings in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (JEC)" was posted by StockNewsTimes and is the sole property of of StockNewsTimes. (NYSE:JEC) for 657 shares. Lowe Brockenbrough & reported 65,675 shares. After $0.98 actual earnings per share reported by Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -21.43% negative EPS growth. The company's institutional ownership is monitored at 79.6 percent. Benjamin F Edwards And Comm Inc reported 4,655 shares stake. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc has a 1-year low of $49.31 and a 1-year high of $70.90. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 31% are positive. The stock of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, June 15. Finally, MKM Partners set a $61.00 target price on shares of Jacobs Engineering Group and gave the company a "neutral" rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 28th. (NYSE:JEC) has "Hold" rating given on Monday, September 4 by Robert W. Baird. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, September 17 report. Johnson Fincl Grp holds 0% of its portfolio in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) on Thursday, April 14 to "Hold" rating. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.77 earnings per share. JEC's profit will be $92.76M for 22.71 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. (NYSE:JEC) to report earnings on February, 14.

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