Motley Fool Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE:JLL) by 14.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 64,500 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 8,000 shares during the period. Motley Fool Asset Management LLC owned approximately 0.14% of Jones Lang LaSalle worth $7,966,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its stake in shares of Jones Lang LaSalle by 14,443.2% during the second quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 641,645 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $80,206,000 after purchasing an additional 637,233 shares during the period. Franklin Resources Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Jones Lang LaSalle by 8,404.7% during the second quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 442,242 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $55,280,000 after purchasing an additional 437,042 shares during the period. Platinum Investment Management Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Jones Lang LaSalle by 109.0% during the second quarter. Platinum Investment Management Ltd. now owns 634,613 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $79,326,000 after purchasing an additional 330,913 shares during the period. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C boosted its stake in shares of Jones Lang LaSalle by 18.6% during the second quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C now owns 1,467,979 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $183,497,000 after purchasing an additional 229,831 shares during the period. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its stake in shares of Jones Lang LaSalle by 40.3% during the second quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 594,838 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $74,355,000 after purchasing an additional 170,818 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.13% of the company’s stock.

In related news, CEO Jeff A. Jacobson sold 6,713 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $147.42, for a total value 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 $661,768.38. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.72% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on JLL. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $132.00 target price on shares of Jones Lang LaSalle in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Jones Lang LaSalle from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $142.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. ValuEngine raised shares of Jones Lang LaSalle from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada lowered shares of Jones Lang LaSalle from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $133.57.

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE JLL) traded down $0.43 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $152.06. 238,346 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 296,065. Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated has a 52 week low of $97.60 and a 52 week high of $155.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,920.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.58, a PEG ratio of 1.68 and a beta of 1.84. The company has a current ratio of 1.60, a quick ratio of 1.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35.

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

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

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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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