Press coverage about Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Jones Lang LaSalle earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.0310892601449 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several analysts have weighed in on JLL shares. TheStreet raised Jones Lang LaSalle from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. ValuEngine raised Jones Lang LaSalle from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised Jones Lang LaSalle from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $142.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $132.00 price target on shares of Jones Lang LaSalle in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub cut Jones Lang LaSalle from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. Jones Lang LaSalle has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $133.57.

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) traded down $0.37 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $150.50. The company had a trading volume of 356,830 shares, compared to its average volume of 293,851. Jones Lang LaSalle has a twelve month low of $97.60 and a twelve month high of $155.25. The company has a current ratio of 1.60, a quick ratio of 1.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35. The company has a market cap of $6,844.43, a PE ratio of 18.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 1.85.

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) last posted its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The financial services provider reported $1.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.55 by $0.41. Jones Lang LaSalle had a return on equity of 12.55% and a net margin of 4.52%. The business had revenue of $1.95 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.83 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.42 EPS. Jones Lang LaSalle’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Jones Lang LaSalle will post 8.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.37 per share. This represents a yield of 0.52%. This is a boost from Jones Lang LaSalle’s previous Semi-Annual dividend of $0.35. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 15th. Jones Lang LaSalle’s dividend payout ratio is presently 9.92%.

In related news, CEO Jeff A. Jacobson sold 6,713 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $147.42, for a total transaction of $989,630.46. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 4,489 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $661,768.38. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 0.72% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Jones Lang LaSalle Company Profile

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (JLL) is a financial and professional services company specializing in real estate. The Company operates through four business segments: Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific, and LaSalle. It offers integrated services on a local, regional and global basis to owner, occupier, investor and developer clients.

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