Shares of John Wiley & Sons Inc (NYSE:JW.A) have earned an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating.

Brokerages have set a twelve-month consensus price objective of $58.00 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.84 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned John Wiley & Sons an industry rank of 41 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several brokerages have weighed in on JW.A. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of John Wiley & Sons from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Sidoti lowered shares of John Wiley & Sons from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. TheStreet raised shares of John Wiley & Sons from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus raised their price objective on shares of John Wiley & Sons from $56.00 to $58.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th.

Shares of John Wiley & Sons (NYSE JW.A) traded down $0.25 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $61.00. 84,309 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 257,773. The stock has a market cap of $3,579.64, a P/E ratio of 21.48 and a beta of 1.07. John Wiley & Sons has a fifty-two week low of $49.00 and a fifty-two week high of $68.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a quick ratio of 0.55 and a current ratio of 0.63.

John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:JW.A) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, December 6th. The company reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.20. The business had revenue of $451.73 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $429.07 million. John Wiley & Sons had a net margin of 9.33% and a return on equity of 19.04%. equities analysts forecast that John Wiley & Sons will post 3.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 10th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 26th were issued a dividend of $0.32 per share. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 22nd. John Wiley & Sons’s dividend payout ratio is currently 45.23%.

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John Wiley & Sons Company Profile

John Wiley & Sons, Inc provides knowledge and knowledge-enabled services in the areas of research, professional practice and education. The Company operates through three segments: Research, Professional Development and Education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services and advertising.

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