Jack In The Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK) CFO Jerry P. Rebel sold 42,362 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $99.00, for a total transaction of $4,193,838.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 119,835 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,863,665. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Shares of Jack In The Box Inc. (NASDAQ:JACK) opened at 99.27 on Thursday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $98.36 and a 200 day moving average of $81.91. Jack In The Box Inc. has a one year low of $61.78 and a one year high of $102.63. The stock has a market cap of $3.24 billion, a PE ratio of 30.19 and a beta of 0.45.

Jack In The Box (NASDAQ:JACK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $1.07 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.87 by $0.20. The company earned $368.94 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $367.52 million. Jack In The Box had a net margin of 7.41% and a negative return on equity of 120.29%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.76 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Jack In The Box Inc. will post $3.73 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 29th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 16th were given a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, August 12th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.21%. Jack In The Box’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 36.36%.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Seven Eight Capital LLC boosted its stake in Jack In The Box by 125.0% in the second quarter. Seven Eight Capital LLC now owns 1,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $155,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the period. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Jack In The Box by 58.9% in the second quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 1,992 shares of the company’s stock valued at $171,000 after buying an additional 738 shares during the period. Mount Lucas Management LP boosted its stake in Jack In The Box by 10.8% in the first quarter. Mount Lucas Management LP now owns 3,208 shares of the company’s stock valued at $205,000 after buying an additional 312 shares during the period. Capstone Asset Management Co. acquired a new stake in shares of Jack In The Box during the second quarter valued at $224,000. Finally, Pacer Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Jack In The Box during the second quarter valued at $229,000. 98.56% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on JACK. Vetr downgraded shares of Jack In The Box from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $84.69 price target for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, May 25th. Robert W. Baird reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Jack In The Box in a research note on Thursday, September 8th. Telsey Advisory Group decreased their price target on shares of Jack In The Box from $105.00 to $85.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 13th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. increased their price target on shares of Jack In The Box from $86.00 to $91.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 26th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co. reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $90.50 price target (up from $82.50) on shares of Jack In The Box in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $99.11.

Jack In The Box Company Profile

Jack in the Box Inc is a restaurant company. The Company operates and franchises approximately 2,910 Jack in the Box quick-service restaurants (QSR) and Qdoba Mexican Eats fast-casual restaurants (Qdoba). Its segments are Jack in the Box and Qdoba Restaurant operations. It operates and franchises approximately 2,250 Jack in the Box restaurants, primarily in the western and southern United States, including one in Guam, over 660 Qdoba restaurants across the United States, and approximately four in Canada.

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