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UBS Analysts Give Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC) a $86.00 Price Target

Becker Capital Management Inc sold 8,116 shares as the company's stock declined 9.21% with the market. Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC now owns 108,899 shares of the construction company's stock valued at $7,183,000 after buying an additional 3,156 shares in the last quarter. Becker Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Johnson & Johnson Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $350.41 billion market cap company. Whittier invested in 2,050 shs or 0% of the stock. About 787,273 shares traded. (NYSE:EXR) has risen 14.89% since April 15, 2017 and is uptrending. Macquarie Group Ltd.'s holdings in Jacobs Engineering Group were worth $235,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). First Financial Corp sold 12,376 shares as the company's stock declined 15.16% with the market. It is positive, as 26 investors sold Extra Space Storage Inc. shares while 125 reduced holdings. After $0.77 actual earnings per share reported by Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 15.58% EPS growth.

Shares of NYSE JEC opened at $59.27 on Thursday. About 222,439 shares traded. Jacobs Engineering Group has a 1-year low of $49.31 and a 1-year high of $72.18. (JEC) has risen 4.71% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. JEC underperformed by 6.84% the S&P500. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. SS&C Techs had 37 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jacobs Engineering Group now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $74.62. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, January 30 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Hold" on Tuesday, August 1. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, February 27 by Citigroup. On Wednesday, January 24 the company was maintained by Barclays Capital. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) earned "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan on Monday, May 15.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.11, from 1.05 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 21 investors sold SSNC shares while 67 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. Nepsis Cap invested in 48,984 shares. Boston Prns holds 0.01% or 75,891 shares in its portfolio. Cacti Asset Management Llc owns 856,460 shares or 4.57% of their USA portfolio. Suntrust Banks accumulated 1.22M shares. Pub Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio holds 275,959 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. (NYSE:JEC). Hutchinson Cap Mgmt Ca accumulated 333,882 shares or 5.71% of the stock. Fund Evaluation Gp Limited Company has invested 0.14% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). D E Shaw Co Inc holds 0% in SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc. Cv Starr has invested 2.45% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Greenwood Gearhart Inc invested 2.85% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Following the transaction, the director now owns 28,149 shares in the company, valued at $1,695,414.27. The company's stock had a trading volume of 840,186 shares.

Analysts await Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) to report earnings on April, 17. The hedge fund held 81,000 shares of the military and government and technical company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $5.34 million, up from 55,300 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Front Barnett Associates Ltd Liability has invested 2.71% in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

JEC has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Blair William And Company Il invested in 0% or 5,739 shares. JEC's profit would be $126.09 million giving it 16.65 P/E if the $0.89 EPS is correct.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. had 1 insider sale and 0 buys since February 14, 2018. Jacobs Engineering Group's revenue was up 7.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Jacobs Engineering Group Inc will post 4.01 earnings per share for the current year. Therefore 58% are positive. Jefferies Group set a $70.00 price objective on Jacobs Engineering Group and gave the company a "hold" rating in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0.03% in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. The firm has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, September 7. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, August 11 by Johnson Rice. As per Monday, August 14, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with "Mkt Perform" on Friday, August 12. On Friday, October 6 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Hold". Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:EXR) has "Hold" rating given on Monday, October 23 by Jefferies. MKM Partners upgraded Jacobs Engineering Group from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $71.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, March 28th.

1832 Asset Mgmt Lp reported 3,499 shs.

During 2017 Q4 the big money sentiment increased to 1.16. It has change of 0.11, from 2017Q3's 1.05. 67 funds took stakes and 140 increased stakes. The investment managers in our database reported: 112.42 million shares, up from 97.56 million shares in 2017Q3. 11,841 are owned by Alpine Woods Ltd Llc. (NYSE:JEC). Moreover, Prudential Pcl has 0.05% invested in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. State Bank Of America De holds 0.02% or 1.60 million shs in its capital. (NYSE:JEC). Kentucky Retirement reported 0.03% stake. Benjamin F Edwards & Co Inc owns 0.04% invested in Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC). American Century accumulated 764,272 shares. The Massachusetts-based New England Private Wealth Limited Liability has invested 0.42% in Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ:NEOG). (NYSE:JEC). First Midwest Savings Bank Division reported 18,153 shares. 80,917 are owned by Oppenheimer &.

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